Europe is set to be hit by another heatwave next week as forecasters warn of a Sahara plume and say temperatures could exceed 104F (40C).
Only last month Europe struggled to cope with soaring temperatures across the continent, which caused wildfires in Spain, France and Germany.
Britain will likely be among the European nations to suffer the highest temperatures in next week’s heatwave – with long-range forecasters WX Charts predicting highs of 89F (32C).
The highest temperatures in Europe will be seen in the South of France where temperatures could reach as high as 39C-40C (104F).
The heatwave arrives just as Brits are set to jet off on their summer holidays with destinations across the continent affected
Temperatures are set to soar over the weekend across Europe with many of Brits’ favourite holiday resorts affected
The intense heat arrives just in time for the summer holidays getaway with Spain, France and Portugal all set to be engulfed.
Areas of the Algarve and Costa Del Sol could experience highs of up to 95F (35C).
Last month’s Sahara plume was caused by scorching hot air blowing into Europe from Africa and the Mediterranean
Met spokesperson Nicola Maxey told MailOnline warned the same could happen again.
‘There is a potential for air to blow in from Africa,’ Maxey said, adding that the hot weather in central and southern Europe will also be caused by a build-up of high pressure.
The freak weather pattern has sparked fears Europe could be plunged into an even deeper drought crisis after suffering last month.
The WX Charts company shared maps showing a huge hotspot over central Europe and warned next week’s temperatures were ‘potentially record breaking’.
‘We could be looking at another round of extreme European heat next week,’ the company tweeted.
Europe will be gripped by temperatures as high as 104F (40C) as it looks set to suffer its second heatwave in a month
‘One to watch for now, but the signal [for a heatwave] is there.’
Météo France, the country’s national weather agency, said most areas of the country would be hitting 35C by next Tuesday.
The forecast comes just weeks after France recorded its hottest ever temperature – 114.62F (45.9C) in Gallargues-le-Montueux.
Germany, France, Poland and the Czech Republic all also recorded their highest-ever June temperatures.
The World Meteorological Organisation said that 2019 is on track to be among the world’s hottest years and 2015-2019 would be the hottest five-year period on record.
People cool down in the fountains of Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower as France suffered a heatwave last month
People swarm a public beach amid a heatwave in Valencia amid blazing temperatures across Spain
Helicopters drop water over a wildfire in the outskirts of Cadalso de los Vidrios in central Spain