The UK’s Meteorological (Met) Office on Wednesday issued a four-day amber extreme heat warning as the country braces for another heatwave this week following the record high temperatures of last month and a looming water crisis.
A cut-off water basin with dead trees is exposed at Colliford Lake, where water levels have severely dropped exposing the unseen trees and rocks at Cornwall's largest lake and reservoir, covering more than 900 acres of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for extreme heat covering four days from Thursday to Sunday for parts of England and Wales as a new heatwave looms.
Zita sprays water on her dog to cool it down during the evening in Budapest, Hungary.
Large areas of grass have turned yellow due to the dry conditions in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have issued a 'very high' risk of wildfires alert across southern and eastern Scotland with long, dry sunny spells expected over the coming days.
Krisztina plays with her kids on their balcony in Budapest, Hungary. Inflatable swimming pools of different sizes are becoming a common sight around Budapest as residents of Hungary's sprawling capital struggle to stay cool amid one of the most oppressively hot summers in the country's history.
A couple sit under a shade tree to stay cool as they wait for a river ferry in Antwerp, Belgium. Belgium is experiencing a prolonged heatwave and dry weather, with a code red issued for the national parks.
A group of young men cool off in the hot weather by diving into the water at Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside, England.
The river Rhine is pictured with low water in Cologne, Germany. The low water levels are threatening Germany's industry as more and more ships are unable to traverse the key waterway. Severe drought will worsen in Europe in August as a hot and dry summer persists.
A dead fish laying on the cracking earth of a dry lake bed near the village of Conoplja, 150 kilometers north-west of Belgrade, Serbia. Water shortages reduced Serbia's hydropower production.
A motorcycle drives through the lavender fields of Valensole during a hot day in southern France. France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year Monday as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record.
People take a stroll in the river bed of the Waal as water levels dropped because of drought in Nijmegen, Netherlands. In parts of the country a ban on daytime irrigation of agricultural land has been issued because of extreme drought.
A paddle boarder passes through a drying portion of the Verdon Gorge in southern France. France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year Monday as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record.
The once submerged bank of the Verdon Gorge is pictured in southern France. France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year Monday as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record.