Some cooling during extreme heat. Photo: AdobeStock/Batuhan Toker.
Many southern European countries are again experiencing rising temperatures. The heat will cool down a bit this weekend.
It’s particularly hot in Portugal, Spain, northern and central Italy, and the southern half of France right now. For example, the mercury in the Spanish capital, Madrid, will rise again by about 40 degrees in the coming days. Similar temperatures are expected in southern France this week. Meteo France expects a temperature record to be broken in the Rhone Valley on Tuesday.
Read more about the extreme heat wave in France.
In addition, it is also warm near Geneva in Switzerland, southern Germany and on the Croatian coast. A red weather warning is applied in these areas due to the extreme heat.
At the end of the week and especially the end of next week, the heat will gradually decrease. This occurs first in Portugal, northern Spain and France. In France, southern Germany and the Alpine countries, this is very likely to lead to severe thunderstorms, especially on Friday and Saturday.
In Italy and southeastern Europe, the heat will last a little longer. Although the maximum from 35 to 38 degrees in Athens at this time of the year is also less extreme than, for example, in Lyon and Milan.
In July, there has already been sweltering heat in large parts of southern Europe this summer and exceeded 40 degrees in Spain and Italy, among others, creating emergencies in Italy in particular.
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