Astronaut Alex Gerst captured from ISS the dried Paris, France assaulted by heat wave this summer.

Credit: Alex Gerst, ESA, NASA

The 2018 European drought and heat wave was a period of unusually hot weather that led to record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in many parts of Europe during the spring and summer of 2018. It is part of a larger heat wave affecting the northern hemisphere, caused in part by the jet stream being weaker than usual, allowing hot high-pressure air to linger in the same place. According to the European Drought Observatory, most of the areas affected by drought are across northern and central Europe.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: AG Web

Reference: Alex Gerst’s Tweet
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