Intense heat wave to strike Paris, shimmer across Europe

PARIS (AP) — The sunset had an orange glow and so does the new heat alert level for Paris.

Authorities around the French capital have issued an orange alert for intense heat — the second-highest level on its scale — as very hot temperatures are expected across continental Europe this week.

France’s national weather agency Meteo France said the heat wave beginning Monday is expected to last all week with temperatures of up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit across the country. The peak is expected Thursday.