Dangerous heat wave to hit Europe but Portugal remains mild
It’s starting in Spain, then will hit la belle France and will reach central Europe with full force – a potentially dangerous heat wave promises to raise temperatures to around 40 degrees Celcius.
In Portugal, there will be some showers and mild temperatures with increasing sunshine intensity from mid week – no cause for alarm at all.
Spain is going to blister under temperatures well over 40C from June 26, due to scorching air sweeping in from Africa.
The State Meteorological Agency issued a statement today, informing the population that the heatwave will be with them until this coming Sunday.
“The valleys of the Ebro, Tejo, Guadiana and Guadalquivir will be the zones most affected by this heatwave with temperatures reaching or surpassing 42C in some place,” said the agency.
In France, temperatures are expected to be around 40 degrees in cities including Paris and Lyon, with thermometers reaching high levels as from Wednesday.
In Germany, uncharacteristic high temperatures will see thermometers above 30C for days on end, according to AccuWeather, which reports a “potentially dangerous” heat wave caused by a storm over the Atlantic Ocean and high pressure over Central Europe which will bring a mass of warm African air into Europe. Italy is also on alert
Portugal is predicted to miss the heatwave – the week begins with temperatures averaging around 20C and with forecasts of rain and showers, mainly in the north, according to the pinpoint accuracy of the IPMA forecast.
By the end of the week, the thermometers will reach 25C in Porto, 25C in Lisbon and between 27 and 32C in the Algarve – suncream is advised.