Lisbon breaks record for maximum temp, hits 44 C

 Lisbon has broken a 37-year-old record to notch its hottest temperature ever as an unrelenting wave of heat bakes Portugal and neighboring Spain.
Portugal’s weather service said the capital reached 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, surpassing the city’s previous record of 43 C (109.4 F) set in 1981.
The day’s hottest temperature of 46.8 C (116.2 F) was recorded at Alvega in the center of Portugal. The country’s highest temperature on record is 47.4 C (117.3 F) from 2003.
The hot, dusty conditions across the Iberian Peninsula are the result of a mass of hot air from Africa.
Sunday’s forecast calls for temperatures to dip slightly while remaining extremely high.

Police in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt have warned locals to be aware of undetonated World War II explosives in rivers, lakes and  ponds which have appeared in the wake of  the heatwave.
According to the outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, people have been urgently warned to not touch the decaying munitions and quickly report their findings to the police, who will alert the special services that remove or detonate them on site.
According to the report, after record-high temperatures in Germany dried out rivers and ponds, dozens of grenades and mines, as well as other munitions and armor have been discovered on the Elbe River in Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony. At the end of July, authorities detonated two anti-tank mines on the Elbe.