A "significant fire" broke out at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in the central of Paris at 7 pm local time, according to the national French police.
Lecce province were turned white by a hail storm, leading to surreal scenes as people in T-shirts were left digging out cars from up to 15 cm of ice.
Temperatures across France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Italy could top well above 115 degree Fahrenheit (45°C) in the coming days.
Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, erupted, sending a huge column of ash into the sky and causing the closure of Catania airport in Sicily.
More than a hundred luxury Super Yachts and many simpler boats in an Italian port city were wrecked by a storm overnight leaving millions worth in damage.
Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a business in the centre of Paris after a powerful explosion which injured at least 20 people, police say.
It is the 1st time in the last 280 year that it will snow May in Italy!
Italy is mourning the victims of last weekend's Ethiopian Airlines disaster which claimed 157 lives, including those of eight Italians.