Much of southern Ontario is under a heat warning, with temperatures expected to feel as warm as 40 C at the start of the week.
Temperatures are soaring across Ontario, as well as parts of southern Quebec, prompting Environment Canada to issue heat warnings throughout the regions.
Authorities in the Balkan countries say people have been collapsing on the streets amid a heat wave that have seen temperatures in the region reach 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
Spain's meteorological agency is warning people to brace for high temperatures across much of the country over coming days.
Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave.
Vancouverites could experience record-breaking temperatures this week as a recent heat wave shows no signs of letting up.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is leaving the Vatican for his first sojourn since retiring. He's escaping an impending heat wave by heading to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.
A mass of hot air moving north from Africa is driving up temperatures in western Europe, with France on Tuesday becoming the latest to endure unusual heat.
Spain and Portugal both issued weather alerts Monday, advising residents to take extra care as temperatures soared above 40 C in some southern areas.
The hot, dry weather that's baking much of Western Canada has reached a point where firefighters in Saskatchewan need to be prepared to escape.
Fire crews and health officials in Western Canada are on high alert as soaring temperatures and tinder dry conditions hit parts of British Columbia and Alberta.