A ‘severe’ 44°C Spanish plume is expected to take hold, bringing heat to the UK.
A “severe heatwave” warning has been issued for Europe as blazing hot highs of 44°C are expected to hit Spain this weekend, with the latest weather charts showing heat approaching the UK.
On Sunday, July 11, WxCHARTS released a map on Twitter indicating scorching highs of 44°C in Seville. Malaga and Valencia both had 40°C on the same day, but Murcia was forecasted to get 36°C. The map was accompanied by a text that read, “From late this week, a severe heatwave is forecast for Iberia.”
“The ECMWF forecasts temperatures in the mid-40s Celsius. How far could we push it?
“The highest temperature ever recorded in Spain was 47.3°C in 2017.”
The latest Netweather heat maps show Europe turning red hot as the weekend heatwave takes grip.
The crimson hues are creeping across the UK, with temperatures reaching 21°C in southern areas such as Essex and Norwich on the same day.
Doncaster in Yorkshire, further north, may also see 22°C on Sunday.
Meanwhile, BBC Weather meteorologist Chris Fakes forecasted temperatures in the 40s for Europe in the next days.
“We have a weather front sweeping into the heart of Europe right now,” Mr Fawkes said.
“You can see this long swath of cloud reaching from Spain to Norway and Sweden.
“To the east of this, we are experiencing some extremely high temperatures across Eastern Europe at the moment.
“Temperatures are roughly 10 degrees above average in certain places.
“As we move through Thursday, top temperatures will be in the high 30s, even the low 40s in some areas.
“The hottest weather is found in southern Italy, but it is also scorching hot in Hungary and sections of the Balkans.”
According to the BBC Weather long-range forecast, high pressure from the Atlantic might cause temperatures to climb.
“The Jet Stream” (a ribbon of fast-moving air in the upper atmosphere that drives weather systems) looks to be strengthening from North America as it crosses the Atlantic, helping to push new weather fronts into the UK, according to the forecast between Monday, July 12 and Sunday, July 18.
“The greatest danger to the prediction is that high pressure in the Atlantic builds stronger than expected into northern Europe.
“This would be a drier pattern for the southern and eastern areas, however there would still be rainy weather.”Brinkwire Summary News”.