High Lucifer ensures the highest temperature ever in Europe

On Thursday, the thermometer will crack the 30-degree mark in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. This while the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe was recorded on Wednesday. In Syracuse on the southeast coast of Sicily, the thermometer rose to 48.8 degrees.

If officially confirmed, it will be a new record for Europe: the highest temperature ever recorded on the continent. This topples a 44-year European temperature record from 1977. At that time, 48 degrees were measured in Athens.