Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) has announced that next week is expected to a new period of heat wave in Europe, including Portugal.
"Over the next week, Portugal, Spain, France and gradually the Central and Northern European countries will register very high temperatures," – said in a statement of IPMA, which is valid until the afternoon on Wednesday.
According to IPMA, "is the temperature drop will be felt Monday" on the continent, "especially in the most inland regions."
"In these regions, the maximum temperature reaches 40 ° C, or near, in some places, and in many regions of central and southern Spain."
In France, on Wednesday, "the high temperatures to be achieved from the middle of the week", which provides a maximum value of between 35 and 40 ° C in most parts of France. "
IPMA explains that "the temperature increase is due to the preservation of the high-pressure region to the West Mediterranean & # 39; s and France 'and' next transportation is very hot air from North Africa and in the Iberian Peninsula."
"Despite the fact that between this meteorological situation and that there is a similarity, which originated in Europe heat wave at the end of June 2019, the forecast for this situation, which reaches weeks, shows the situation with less intensity and less persistence than proven. In June ", IPMA said.