Temperatures are set to jump in the UK within days, according to the latest BBC weather forecast. London will experience an 8C temperature rise, as the weather charts go from 16C on Sunday to 24C by Thursday. BBC meteorologist Helen Willetts said that the hot and dry weather “will show little sign of let up” across Europe.
This is tragic news for most of Europe as the continent battles record-breaking heatwaves and wildfire devastation.
Ms Willetts said: “The dry hot weather is set to continue across much of south-eastern Europe.
“A red warning has been issued again for parts of Italy by the time we get to Monday.
“That heat is building across parts of Southern Europe, including Greece, in the coming few days.”
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BBC meteorologist continued: “It will also be breezy around the Aegean Sea, so, unfortunately, that will exacerbate the wildfires rather than help.
“We have some intense thunderstorms forecast for parts of the Alps on Sunday, before moving their way northwards and eastwards.
“We are also going to see intense heat build across Iberia, with temperatures expected to be in the 40s in Spain by the end of the week.
“By that time, we are seeing that heat building again across Italy and parts of the Balkans and part of Greece.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has warned of a “nightmarish summer” as forest fires continue to ravage the country.
In the last 10 days, more than 56,000 hectares (140,000 acres) have been burnt in Greece, according to the European Forest Fire Information System.
Thousands have been evacuated from their homes in parts of Greece and more than 1,000 firefighters have been deployed.
The country is experiencing its worst heatwave in more than 30 years.
Meanwhile, Sicily has declared a state of emergency to last six months as fires burn through the Italian island.