As summer hits the Northern Hemisphere heatwaves are being reported from Canada, the U.S. the UK, Europe and Asia as the northern half of the planet bakes.
Of course, it is summer but for the whole Northern Hemisphere to witnessing heat-wave weather this is unusual.
In parts of south-west France, temperatures are expected to hit 40 deg C (104 deg F) today.
In Canada residents in the Toronto area had to endure a humidex temp which pushed into the mid-40s deg C (113 deg F) this weekend as the heat is expected to last the rest of this week.
Meanwhile, a dangerous, oppressive heat wave has scorched central, and the eastern US this weekend.
Temperatures have reached at least 30 Celsius in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland during the last week with the hot weather expected to hold well into next week.
Here in western and northern Europe, we are also basking in glorious sunshine with very hot temperatures and no let up in the coming week.
High temperatures along with high humidity have been hindering the players during the World Cup in Russia.