Record-Setting Weather in Europe
While the lowest temperature ever measured in Europe was -55 °C (-67 °F) in Ust'Shchugor, Russia, the event's date was never recorded.
The temperature reached 48 °C (118.4 °F) in both Athens and Elefsina, Greece on July 10, 1977, setting the official European record high. There's also an unofficial record of the temperature climbing to 50 °C (122 °F) in Seville, Spain on August 4, 1881.
Europe's wettest place is Crkvica in Bosnia-Hercegovina, which receives an average 4,648 millimetres (183 inches) of precipitation a year.
The world record for the most rain in 20 minutes is 206 millimetres (8.1 inches) that fell at Curtea-de-Arges, Romania on July 7, 1889.
Just 162.6 millimetres (6.4 inches) of precipitation falls a year on average in Astrakhan, Russia, making it the driest place in Europe.