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A Heat Wave May Shatter All-Time Records in Paris, Belgium and Netherlands

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Parts of Europe will sear in another heat wave this week that may shatter the all-time record in Paris and set national records in at least three countries as it spreads into Scandinavia.The heat wave will be triggered by an omega block, a type of upper-level high-pressure pattern resembling the Greek letter Ω that blocks and diverts the jet stream. This will allow hot air to surge north from northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula. 

This upper-level feature may become one of the strongest on record, even by late July standards, when it pinches off over Scandinavia late in the week. 

The heat will first intensify in northern Spain and France early in the week, then expand into the U.K., Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, northern Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Some relief will arrive in western Europe later this week, though it may be accompanied by some severe thunderstorms with hail and flooding rain, according to Dave Reynolds, senior meteorologist at The Weather Company. The excessive heat may linger in Scandinavia, parts of Germany, Poland, Denmark and the Czech Republic into the weekend, if not longer.

 

Rewriting the Record Books?

This latest heat wave may shatter the all-time record in Paris, (Parc Montsouris) of 40.4 degrees Celsius (104.7 degrees Fahrenheit) set on July 28, 1947. Thursday offers the highest chance for this record to be topped, but there's a chance it could occur Wednesday. Other locations in France and northern Spain are expected to top 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) through at least midweek.

According to The Weather Company meteorologist Hannah Findley, unprecedented 40 degree Celsius highs are also possible in parts of Belgium and The Netherlands, which would smash all-time records of 38.8 degrees and 38.6 degrees, respectively.

Luxembourg is also forecast to smash its national heat record (currently 37.9 degrees Celsius), and heat records in both Germany (40.3 degrees) and the U.K. (38.5 degrees) are at least possible. 

Typical for heat waves, nighttime temperatures will offer little relief, only dipping into the low- to mid-20s Celsius (low- to mid-70s Fahrenheit) in Paris during the peak of the heat wave.

A Record Warm June

If this sounds like déjà vu, you're right.

Just four weeks ago, eight countries set June national heat records during another long-lived heat wave.

France was the epicenter of this heat wave, setting a new national heat record of 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit) on June 28, a temperature you'd expect in Death Valley, California, not the south of France.

According to international weather records expert Maxmiliano Herrera, 23 locations in France, 22 in Germany, 14 in Switzerland, eight in Austria, six in Spain, five each in Italy and Poland and three in the Czeck Republic set new all-time record highs in the late-June heat wave.

Due in part to this heat wave, Europe had a record warm June, according to NOAA's state of the climate report. The Czech Republic, Germany and Hungary each had a record warm June. Austria recorded its hottest June in over 250 years of records. 

This European heat contributed to Earth's hottest June on record c late 19th century.

https://weather.com/safety/heat/news/2019-07-22-europe-heat-wave-forecast-france-germany-netherlands-belgium

 

 

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UK Monster

Its 27 degrees here and everyone is moaning about the heat being unbareable :huntyga: its meant to hit 30 tomorrow here and i just dont know how we will get through this.

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Miaou
1 minute ago, UK Monster said:

Its 27 degrees here and everyone is moaning about the heat being unbareable :huntyga: its meant to hit 30 tomorrow here and i just dont know how we will get through this.

30 degrees is nothing sis :selena: 

But 42 degrees is just too much :rip: 

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UK Monster
7 minutes ago, Miaou said:

and the U.K. (38.5 degrees) are at least possible. 

:saladga:you have got to be kidding me, i feel like the benchmark here is 23 like 23 and above everyone in my area then starts to moan that its too hot, especially with our buildings being so heavily insulated and us UK people get flustered at the best of times :selena:

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sampool
7 minutes ago, Miaou said:

France was the epicenter of this heat wave, setting a new national heat record of 46 degrees Celsius

Damn! The Middle East has been outperformed :air:

 

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LetsGetHigh
2 minutes ago, sampool said:

Damn! The Middle East has been outperformed :air:

 

Literally in the ME now and it's so breezy and chill. Europe really is getting it this summer while I'm working a sweat getting some hoodies.

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monster4life231
10 minutes ago, UK Monster said:

:saladga:you have got to be kidding me, i feel like the benchmark here is 23 like 23 and above everyone in my area then starts to moan that its too hot, especially with our buildings being so heavily insulated and us UK people get flustered at the best of times :selena:

This is true. Our country is mostly adapted to keep heat insulated within our homes and our buildings. Most homes and buildings do not have air conditioning either. As soon as it reaches 20+ degrees Celsius it becomes warm for us.

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global warming climate GIF

Maybe we should began to take action on climate change. The Earth must come before profit. I do not know any issue which is more important than the survival of the world.

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TheSlash
18 minutes ago, UK Monster said:

Its 27 degrees here and everyone is moaning about the heat being unbareable :huntyga: its meant to hit 30 tomorrow here and i just dont know how we will get through this.

We will literally get 40 degrees on Thursday here :rip:  :air: .

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Didymus

I'm working outside all day on Wednesday in 38 degrees Celsius :rip: I'm gonna die. Farewell.

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HotLikeMexico

Lol And for once LA has been very mellow for once.

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Zander

Kinda glad I live in part of the U.K. where it doesn’t exceed 24/25 (and that’s on no more than 6/7 days of the year). Tomorrow’s 24c here.

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14 minutes ago, monster4life231 said:

This is true. Our country is mostly adapted to keep heat insulated within our homes and our buildings. Most homes and buildings do not have air conditioning either. As soon as it reaches 20+ degrees Celsius it becomes warm for us.

I hate it and I'm in the north, I have all windows wide open and my desk fan blasting all day and it still feels really hot

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