Heatwave in northern Europe, summer 2018

Heatwave summer 2018

The summer of 2018 has been remarkable in northern Europe. A very persistent high-pressure anomaly over Scandinavia caused high temperature anomalies and drought there from May to (at least) July.

Euro-Mediterranean heat, summer 2017

Extreme heat over major road

This year’s summer in Western Europe and the Euro-Mediterranean region has been remarkable in several aspects. Early summer heat during much of June affected western European countries (in particular, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Portugal and Spain).

Extreme heat in southeast Australia, February 2017

Extreme heat in Australia, Photo by Linda Xu on Unsplash

New South Wales, southeastern Australia, its hottest summer on record in 2017. Temperature records across the central and the eastern parts of Australia were broken, leading the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to issue a Special Climate Statement on the exceptional heat.