The record-breaking heat wave over W-CNTRL Europe peaks today. Even higher temperatures are expected today, following yesterday’s new record values. New all-time maximum temperature records likely to be reached.

Even higher temperatures are expected today, with the entire region in mid to upper 30s and locally into low 40s! Up to 40-42 °C (potentially 43 °C) in central and northeast France, up to 39-41 °C in southwest France. Belgium likely to break yesterday’s all-time record with 40-41 °C. The Netherlands also up to 39-41 °C, up to 1-2 °C higher than yesterday and a new all-time record. Up to 40-42 °C in extreme west-northwest Germany – again likely to topple the new record from yesterday (40.5 °C).

Also expect temperatures above 30 °C across much of England today, likely pushing into upper 30s locally.

Maximum temperatures on Thursday for Germany and BeNeLux. ICON-EU, ARPEGE and GFS model guidance. Maps: Wxcharts.

Maximum temperatures on Thursday for France. ICON-EU, ARPEGE and GFS model guidance. Maps: Wxcharts.

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