It may have been hotter on some days in 2003 but I don’t think I have ever known such a prolonged heatwave. Four short bursts of rain since April, temperatures above 30 in the shade most days for the last ten weeks and now it is not cooling down at night.
The result is of course that the land has lost its lovely green cover (mid-June) and is now a scorched brown (mid-July). Goodness knows what the next six weeks will bring.
Thank goodness for the bassin.