The heatwave (or canicule as it is known in French) that has hit much of Europe has shattered a number of heat records in Switzerland. No records show higher temperatures in Geneva, Nyon or Neuchatel than those measured on 7 July 2015. The previous record highs recorded in 1921 for these cities have all be surpassed. Geneva experienced 39.7 degrees Celsius, Nyon 38 and Neuchatel 37.7. Switzerland’s highest ever temperature of 41.1 which still stands was recorded in Grono in August 2003.