United Kingdom heatwave to continue as Europe roasts

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     HOT PLUME Roasting air engulfing Spain and France is causing temperatures to soar

Temperatures built to around 45C (113F) on Friday in many inland areas of Portugal, and are expected to peak at 47C (116.6F) in some places on Saturday.

Two other men - a roadworker in his 40s and a 78-year-old pensioner - also died from heatstroke this week.

Holidaymakers heading to Spain and Portugal face more warnings of an extreme heatwave which could see the hottest-ever temperatures recorded in continental Europe.

But as the weekend approaches, thermometers are forecast to exceed 30C in parts of southern England as high pressure takes charge, locking in the hot weather.

The heat wave hit Friday, breaking local temperature records at eight places in Portugal.

This particular heatwave is due to "a plume of very dry, hot air from Africa", according to Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans, with much of Europe being hotter than usual for the time of year.

Fires raged through a coastal town in Greece in July leaving more than 91 people dead and some affected families are now filing a lawsuit against the Greek authorities. "They include the head of the civil protection agency, the governor of Attica, the mayor of Marathon and the police and fire service", Antonis Foussas, the plaintiffs' lawyer said.

A large plume of roasting hot air has set in motion another heatwave, not just in the United Kingdom, but across Europe, paving the way for warm weather through the rest of summer.




Portuguese weather forecasters said the hot air from North Africa also brought particles of sand, which tend to subdue maximum temperatures slightly. The country went on high alert in an effort to prevent a repeat of the worst fires in history past year, which killed 114 people.

"Even if they don't reach the 48 [degrees Celsius], they could break their own individual records as a country as well", she said.

Forecaster of the edition declared that "a risky, potentially record-breaking heat wave" in the Iberian Peninsula can reach "the upper values of 40 degrees (40 to 50 - ed.)".

Two men have died of heat-stroke in the southeastern region of Murcia, Cadena Ser radio station reported on Wednesday.

People cool themselves at the Trocadero Fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, July 27, 2018, as a heatwave continues across northern Europe.

In Scandinavia, temperatures hit records until a few days ago.

The Scandinavian country has over the past weeks had dozens of wildfires, mostly in central, western and northern Sweden, and foreign firefighters helped their Swedish colleagues.

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