Heat wave across Europe – overview of Aug 1, 2018

The upper ridge across the SW Europe continues strengthening and so is the intesifying heat wave across the Iberian peninsula. SW Spain peaked at almost 45 °C already yesterday, Aug 1st! It is quite hot also across other parts of Europe and especially (and still) across parts of Fennoscandia – again at almost 33 °C in the far north of Norway! Below is the review of max temperatures across various regions yesterday.






Spain and Portugal: Several stations in Portugal reported daytime highs just slightly below 40 °C while some towns in SW Spain reported max afternoon temperatures up to +43 °C. An automatic weather station just east of Cordoba, Spain reported even higher values – an impressive +44.7 °C was recorded in Montoro!

Tmax values across Portugal, several stations peaked into 40-42 °C range!

France: extreme southern regions experienced afternoon temperatures in upper 30s, Nimes peaked at 40.2 °C!

Germany: peaked into 36-38 °C across the SE and NE parts of the country:

Italy: many stations across north-central parts reached max afternoon temperatures in the upper 30s:

Norway, Sweden and Finland: Fennoscandia continues with impressively high temperatures also this month, up to +33 °C again recorded across parts of the Lapland!