The intense heat wave blasting Europe with record-breaking temperatures manifested on a recent weather forecast as a screaming heat skull of death looming over France.
A forecast map for Thursday, first created June 20, showed France’s scorching temperatures creating a giant, screaming face over the country as the country braced itself for the hottest temperatures since a 2003 heat wave killed 15,000 people in the country.
Much of Europe is being blasted by an intense heat wave that is causing fear and frustration for locals and officials.
And weather maps seem to feel the same way — a temperature forecast for Thursday looked like giant, screaming skull looming over France.
The forecast map, made by the website Meteociel on June 20, came as Europe prepared for record-breaking temperatures that officials worry could cause significant numbers of deaths.
A French meteorologist named Ruben Hallali first spotted the map, and he shared it on Twitter alongside Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream.”
— Ruben H (@korben_meteo) June 20, 2019
Authorities across Europe are taking precautions such as installing new fountains and pools, canceling school, and restricting driving to help citizens cope with temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit.