The current warm spell over Europe will reach its peak by the end of the month, which will probably be one of the warmest October in history for the European continent.
🚩 Yesterday new record highs were recorded in the Mediterranean: Melilla, a Spanish city in northern Africa, rose to 36.8°C, breaking its October record of 35°C.
Muro, in Mallorca Island, jumped to 33°C and Capo San Lorenzo in Sardinia (Italy) rose to 34°C.
New records are expected in the next few days, especially from Friday when temperatures will be 8-12°C above average for late October over most of the European continent.
🔥 This warm spell will be remembered for both its duration and its geographical extension.
The warm air mass is spreading across southern and central Europe but will also reach northern and eastern Europe by the end of this week.
On Friday the greatest anomalies will be across the central parts of the continent, especially over France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and even further east over Poland, Czech Republic and eastern Europe with temperatures even more than 12°C above average for late-October.
🌡 In the first days of November there will be a temperature drop compared to the values recorded in the coming days, especially in western Europe.
However, this will be a return to average temperatures for the period.
Only Portugal and Spain will see slightly below average temperatures, due to a wide Atlantic trough approaching from the west.
For the arrival of the first cold outbreaks we will have to wait until the second half of November, which could be more dynamic with frequent cold fronts spreading across much of Europe.
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