- Temperatures set to reach record 45C
- 4,000 school closures
- Four departments in the south still on red alert
- Traffic restrictions due to heatwave-related pollution spike
French meteorologists have forecast temperatures that may exceed 45C on Friday, a high never seen in mainland France.
The current record was set in August 2003 in the southern region of Montpellier and Nimes, when the thermometer hit 44.1C.
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