Temperatures soar to 33 °C far inside the Arctic circle – July 17, 2018

Yesterday was another exceptionally warm day across northern Europe, with temperatures again pushing well above 30 °C far inside the Arctic circle. The entire region has been experiencing an exceptionally warm spell for over a month.


Peak temperatures across north Europe on July 17, 2018. Map: meteociel.fr

Tana Bru (Norway) at 70.2°N reached 30.9 °C. Kevo (Finland) at 69.8°N pushed up to 32.7 °C. These locations are way up in the extreme north of northern Europe, well north of the Arctic circle. Temperatures peaked well over 30 °C across large parts of the region.


Peak temperatures across northern parts of north Europe on July 17, 2018. Map: Ogimet

The heat wave in northern Europe is set to continue: in particular, the northern parts of northern Europe will experience temperatures 8-11 °C above long term average.


GFS forecast average peak temperatures for the next 3 days. Map: Climatereanalyzer.


GFS forecast temperature anomaly for the next 3 days. Map: Climatereanalyzer.