France Records Highest-Ever Temperature

France on Friday registered its highest-ever temperature, with 45.1 degrees Celsius having been recorded in Villevieille, a village in the southern department of Gard near Montpellier, state weather forecaster Meteo-France announced. The temperature beat the previous record of 44.1 degrees Celsius that was recorded in Saint-Christol-les-Ales and Conqueyrac in August 2003.