Temperatures could rise to as much as 40 degrees in some places in Germany today – and thus head for a record. Health authorities urge caution.

The heat could make for the warmest day of the year in Germany today – and even shake another record. According to the German Weather Service (DWD), temperatures of 34 to 38 degrees are possible, in the southwest and west up to 40 degrees. Health authorities urge caution and advise: drink a lot and avoid direct sun.