Western Europe heat wave sets new May benchmark in Norway, Paris tops 30C

Written by on May 28, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Spring 2017 with 0 Comments

In the past week, July-like heat has been surging northward out of Africa over Western Europe in between an Atlantic low near Ireland and high over Europe. Many monthly records have fallen starting off with Spain and Portugal, then France, then UK, Low Countries and now Scandinavia.

Yesterday’s Europe highs


The thermometer rose to a brand new May level in Norway Friday with 31.8C recorded at Nedre Eggedal surpassing the previous record of 31.1C set back in 2012.


Then as more observations came in, the May record for Norway came in at 32.2C recorded at Tinnosdammen which meant 3 stations surpassed the 2012 record…

On Friday Paris, France topped the 30C mark for the first time this year. This was only the 25th time in 145 years where Paris has hit 30C prior to June 1.

Credit: Météo Villes

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