10 October 2019 – A freak heatwave is set to see temperatures rise to almost 30 °C in parts of Europe this weekend and into next week.
Severe Weather Europe says that a major pattern flip is shaping up this weekend, bringing unusually high temperatures for mid-October to central Europe and especially into the Balkan peninsula / eastern Europe.
Parts of the Croatian coast will feel more like spring this weekend and into next week than autumn as an intensifying upper ridge delivers stable and much warmer weather than is typical for this time of year.
“A significantly warmer airmass replaces the very cold airmass from this week in central Europe and especially into the Balkan peninsula / eastern Europe. Virtually 15-20 °C warmer weather establishes, so a sharp flip from frosty mornings this week into spring-like afternoons. A dynamic pattern over the N Atlantic and W Europe will also establish a persisting SW zonal flow into continental Europe and result in additional warm advection into our continent,” Severe Weather Europe writes.
The warm weather is expected to continue for the coming 7 days through mid-October, likely resulting in +25 to near 30 °C afternoon temperatures locally in southern parts of Europe like France, Italy, Croatia, and Greece.
Over the weekend, much of Croatia will bask in warm sunshine with temperaturs in the early-20s °C. Next week there will be settled weather throughout the country with sunshine and temperatues on the coast between 23-25 °C.
So If you are near the sea in Croatia, do not pack your bathing suits away just yet.