This latest heat wave is being 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 northward from northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula.
This upper-level feature may become one of the strongest on record to occur over Scandinavia, even by late-July standards, when it pinches off late in the week.
The heat will expand from northern Spain and France into the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, northern Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Throw another log on the 2019 summer of fire and Heat. July log up next.
Here we go – Meteo France sets single day record.
4 weeks after their last heat wave. Might North America see another one in 3 to 4 weeks or sooner? Cold Temps moving in now down to 40’s and 50’s in the midwest.
Belgium and the Netherlands have recorded their highest ever temperatures, in a heatwave searing Western Europe.
The Belgian town of Kleine Brogel in Limburg province hit 39.9C (102F), the hottest since records began in 1833.
The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven saw 39.3C, hours after the 75-year-old national record in the Netherlands was broken at a nearby airbase.
‘So hot outside the weather folks have run out of colors…’