Exceptionally hot day in northern Europe, temperatures well over 30 °C all the way to the extreme north of Norway (Arctic circle) – July 18, 2018
It was yet another hot day yesterday in northern Europe. Temperatures peaked well above 30 °C far inside the Arctic circle.
Temperatures reached 33.0 °C as far north as 70.0°N at Alta airport, Norway. Even further north in Batsfjord, Norway at 70.4 °C temperatures reached 30 °C. Batsfjord is one of the northernmost settlements in Norway. Kevo, Finland at 69.9°N reached 33.4 °C!
Even by local midnight, temperatures remained high, with Batsfjord remaining at 26 °C. Also at 26 °C was Hasvik-Sluskfjellet, Norway at 70.6°N, even slightly further north than Batsfjord.
Temperatures are expected to remain high over the next few days. An even hotter heat wave may be coming into the region next week. More on this possible development soon.