The European heatwave is spreading, with temperatures in the UK expected to rise by 8 degrees Celsius next week, according to the BBC.
THE UK’S TEMPERATURES are expected to rise next week as the European heatwave spreads across the continent, causing record-breaking heatwaves and wildfires.
According to the latest BBC weather forecast, temperatures in the UK are predicted to rise in the coming days. The temperature in London will jump by 8 degrees Celsius, from 16 degrees on Sunday to 24 degrees on Thursday, according to the weather forecast. Helen Willetts, a BBC meteorologist, said that Europe’s hot and dry weather “would show no indication of letting up.”
This is sad news for the majority of Europe, which is currently experiencing record-breaking heatwaves and wildfire damage.
“The dry, hot weather is forecast to continue across most of south-eastern Europe,” Ms Willetts said.
“By the time we get to Monday, a red warning has been issued for sections of Italy once more.
“In the next days, that heat will build across sections of Southern Europe, including Greece.”
“It will also be breezy around the Aegean Sea, which, unfortunately, will intensify rather than alleviate the wildfires,” the BBC forecast continued.
“On Sunday, severe thunderstorms are expected in portions of the Alps before moving north and east.
“We’ll also see strong heat develop across Iberia, with temperatures in Spain likely to reach the 40s by the end of the week.
“By that time, we’re seeing the temperatures rise again across Italy, the Balkans, and portions of Greece.
“The hot and dry weather isn’t showing any signs of abating.
“The UK and Northern Europe will be less unstable, with fewer showers.
“By Thursday, temperatures in Paris are projected to reach 31 degrees Celsius.”
Wildfires have been raging in Greece, Italy, and other southern European countries for days.
As forest fires continue to plague Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned of a “nightmarish summer.”
According to the European Forest Fire Information System, more than 56,000 hectares (140,000 acres) had been burned in Greece in the last ten days.
Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes in Greece, and over 1,000 firefighters have been dispatched.
The country is in the midst of its worst heat wave in almost 30 years.
Meanwhile, as fires rage over the Italian island, Sicily has declared a state of emergency that will last six months.