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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 19 October, 2019
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Quiz: What was happening in Europe during this week's heatwave?

It was very, very hot across Europe this week… but which of these things happened as the continent baked in the sun?

People sunbathe and cool down in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris.
People sunbathe and cool down in the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris.
Image: Rafael Yaghobzadeh/PA Images

WHILE IT WAS very mild here for most of the week, the rest of western Europe baked in a heatwave.

Temperatures were in the high 30s in parts of the UK, while it reached 40 in Belgium and France. 

All sorts of precautions are taken under such intense weather conditions, but what was happening during this week’s heatwave?

Test yourself…

Which of these happened on the train service in London this week because of the heatwave?
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People were told to bring personal fans they could plug into USB ports
People were asked to change their travel plans because the trains had to go a lot slower

Train drivers went on strike because there's no air conditioning where they sit
Paddington Station closed down after all the ice creams in the station shop melted and flooded the foyer
Some UK media outlets ran a bizarre story containing warnings from a doctor for women not to do what?
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Bring ice bags to sit on on the train
Drink ice cold beer to cool down during the day

Put ice pops in their vaginas to cool down
Trust what Jordan from Love Island says about anything
How did some of the Tour de France competitors cool down during their 177km flat cycle through Nimes in 40 degree heat on Tuesday?
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Put ice in their helmets
Get a team member to drive beside them waving a big fan

Stopped mid race for an ice bath
Visualise cycling in Antarctica
Why did the heatwave put the restoration of Notre Dame in jeopardy, according to its architect?
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French labour unions won't let staff work in over 30 degree heat
Centuries old statues of Jesus are starting to melt

It could cause the ceiling to collapse
Heating the materials in the building could cause another fire
What chocolate bar did Sky News' Adam Boulton get stuck to the arse of his white trousers as Boris was being crowned the new prime minister?
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A Twirl
A Daim bar

A KitKat Chunky
A Mars bar
One place in Scotland broke the record for highest minimum temperature on Thursday with 20.9 degrees. Which place was it?
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Cowdenbeath
Auchtermuchty

Brokenwind
Achnagart
Which of these modes of transportation broke down for a number of hours during the week?
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The London Underground
The Eurostar

The Paris Metro
The entire public transport system in Belgium
Which of these was NOT a piece of advice given by a celebrity stylist to the London Evening Standard on how to dress in a heatwave?
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Crop tops aren't your friend
Wear breathable fabrics

Lean on light hues
Heed caution when layering
Who did Simon Coveney bring to watch Ireland take on England in the searing heat of Lord's cricket ground?
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His ma
His da

His granny
His children
This photo was taken on a beach in...
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England
Belgium

France
Netherlands
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