Northern Europe has been in an extreme heat wave for weeks now. Temperatures are regularly exceeding 30 °C across large parts of the region and rainfall has been exceedingly low. The dry vegetation is providing perfect fuel for wildfires.
Ongoing wildfires, July 19, 9:00 am local time. Map: sosalarm.se
As of this morning 35 significant fires were being tracked in Sweden. The hot weather is expected to continue, with the possibility of even more intense heat next week.