Scorching heat drives Germans to the water as temperatures top 100F

Germans are flocking to swimming pools, lakes and beaches to escape soaring temperatures that are expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit) on Saturday.

Meteorologists say Germany's highest-recorded temperature of 40.2 Celsius, measured in 1983, might even be reached Sunday.

Thunderstorms over the weekend are expected to bring some respite before the thermometer rises again next week.