WHAT !!!!! Southern France is expected to hit 113 F today! Who is traveling there and can give a first hand report? In Denver we are approaching a record cold June.
There was a major report a few years ago out of the Bureau for Atmospheric Research in Boulder that said that while most people believe that global warming simply means that the world would get warmer everywhere, in fact, it almost the reverse would be true. Actually there would be major regions where the temperature would be markedly higher and other areas lower. The average temperature would be increasing but so would the extremes. (Remember, we have to live the extremes to have an average.) And then these increasingly different temperatures would drive increasingly more severe storms since it is the temperature differential that drives the storms with warmer air holding more water. I think it coming to pass.
We were in Europe during the last major heat wave and it was miserable. Good luck.