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Yet another hot day far up in the Arctic circle – northern Finland already at 33 °C by 11:30 UTC (July 18)!

In what is shaping up as another hot day, and quite possibly the hottest so far in this heat wave, northern Finland has already hit 32.7 °C (in Kevo at 70°N)! A number of other stations in northern Finland, northern Sweden and northern Norway have surpassed 30 °C already. Also note that temperatures have already reached up to 30-31 °C along the Atlantic coast of central Norway!

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

We are monitoring this amazing heat wave and will be reporting on final daytime highs for today in the evening.