As expected, the strengthening ridge over SW Europe is gradually increasing the intensity of the heat wave over Iberian peninsula and southern France, stations Badajoz and Cordoba, Spain are at +41 °C this afternoon.
Much more intense heat is expected after tomorrow as heat wave peaks from Friday through Sunday with max afternoon temperature likely pushed well above 46 °C across SW Spain and central Portugal, see details in the morning update for the upcoming dangerous heat wave.
Quick look over other parts of Europe this afternoon, more or less close to the model forecasts this morning. Lapland is yet again at +32 °C way north of the Arctic circle, southern France even up to +40 °C (!) while NE and SE Germany is peaking into 34-36 °C range.
Stay tuned for further updates!