The low pressure lying WNW of Iberia has now been named Storm Armand by the Portuguese Met Service and is the first storm of the season to affect the peninsula.
🌀 Portugal will bear the brunt of Armand with some very wet and windy conditions, also bringing significant rain to western and some central parts of Spain.
The low pressure has continued to churn over the nearby Atlantic the last few days, driving a very warm, moist sub-tropical air flow ahead of it across Iberia.
Today 19 October is in fact another extremely hot day in Spain and France.
🚩 Southwestern France and northeastern Spain are living full summer conditions with tropical nights and days >30°C.
Yesterday Loja in Spain jumped to 35.8°C and Granada Airport to 35.1°C setting a new monthly record, while Orthez and Navarrenx in France rose to 33.8°C.
Tonight widespread minimum temperatures >20°C were recorded and at midday there are already the first 30°Cs.
Highs of 32°C-34°C are forecast locally again today, well above the average for mid-October.
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