The powerful ridge which has been dominating north & east Europe and resulting in unusually warm weather this week, is peaking this weekend and very high afternoon temperatures were observed yesterday. Locally even to near record values for mid October were recorded.

Yesterday, October 13th was very warm across Benelux, England and also southern Scandinavia with locally up to 28 °C max afternoon temperatures.

Below are regional maps of peak temperatures yesterday.

Norway, Sweden & Denmark:

Germany & Benelux:

Iberian peninsula, France & UK:

It is going to be another warm day today and expect another one tomorrow, then the ridge gradually weakens and temperatures get closer to normal values for this month.

Stay tuned for further updates on the developing pattern soon.