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Tropical heat in northern Europe: extreme north of Norway, Finland hits 32 °C again – July 19, 2018

The extreme north of Norway and Finland has hit up to 32 °C by around local noon today, July 19. Foehn effect is further warming the already extremely warm airmass there.

Temperatures hit 30+ °C up to the extreme north of Norway by 11:30 UTC. Virtually all of Finland was in the upper 20s and up to 32 °C (Kevo, 70°N), Sweden was in the upper 20s and up to 30 °C in the southern part.

Maximum temperatures across north Europe at 11:30 UTC, July 18, 2018. Map:

Meanwhile, Makkaur Lighthouse (Norway) at 70.7°N set an all time northern Norwegian record for the overnight record high minimum temperature – at 25.2 °C (last night, July 19). So it was a tropical night at the northern tip of northern Europe [thanks to meteorologist Danny Høgsholt for the heads up].