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A new heatwave, the fourth since the beginning of June 2022, is ongoing in central and western Europe.
According to the national weather services, air temperatures between 9 and 14 August could again exceed 44°C in Spain, 40°C in France, 35°C in the south of the United Kingdom and 30°C in the Netherlands.
This new heatwave is associated with a robust high-pressure figure causing cloudlessness over much of western Europe, as shown in this image acquired by Copernicus Sentinel-3 on 9 August.
Furthermore, according to the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) managed by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service, the Fire Danger Forecast during the peak days of the heat wave will reach 'Very extreme danger' values in France and Spain.
Credit: European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery ©.