It looks like summer will start with a sizzle in Europe.
A corridor stretching from eastern Spain into eastern Europe is forecast to be hit by a heat wave in June, according to six meteorologists surveyed by Bloomberg. While the U.K. will mostly be dreary, it may see a burst of warmer-than-normal temperatures at the end of this month, which kicks off the meteorological summer.
A strong jet stream will bring heat to the south and wet, windy weather to the north of Europe, according to Tyler Roys, a meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. The westerly air current over the north Atlantic will abate later in the month, allowing high pressure to expand north, he said.
“We predict a Europe split in two halves, with higher chance of above-average temperatures over the southern countries,” Giacomo Masato, a London-based meteorologist at Marex Spectron Group Ltd., said in an email. “And around-average temperatures for the northern sectors, including the U.K., northern France and Germany, and potentially even colder than average for parts of Scandinavia.”