A peak of the 3rd extreme Summer 2021 heatwave in Europe hasn´t been very hot only in East-Central Europe, but Balkan countries, according to expectations reported up to +42°C on Thursday, 8. July 2021 /https://mkweather.com/balkan-40c-the-next-day-will-be-even-hotter-42c//.
+40,0°C was broken on Thursday minimally in 5 Balkan countries (including Greece) and in Hungary /https://mkweather.com/record-402c-in-adony-hungary-july-2021/, reports from Austria and Czechia you will find on our homepage/.
The hottest was in Mostar, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, with a maximum temperature of +41,4°C. Zenica reported +40,1°C or Banja Luka +39,6°C.
+41,0°C was measured in Skhodra, +39,0°C in Gjirokastra, and +38,6°C in Quiteti Stalin, Albania.
Konitsa, Greece reported hot +40,9°C, and temperatures up to +45°C are expected in the next period.
In Danilovgrad, Montenegro, +40,3°C was measured, Podgorica reported +39,5°C.
In Gevgelija, North Macedonia, +40,2°C was measured, Demir Kapija reported +39,5°C.
In Knin, Croatia, +38,3°C, in Curprija, Serbia +37,8°C (+40°C in possible on Friday!), in Arad, Romania +37,3°C and in Cerklje Ob Krki, Slovenia, +35,2°C was measured.
With short breaks, the next extreme heatwaves are waiting for Italy and Balkan until the end of July 2021.
MetOffice is already saying about a 14-day lasting heatwave for Europe in the next period, which partially hits the British Islands, too /https://mkweather.com/heatwaves-after-15-july-hits-all-europe-10-day-hot-spell-for-the-uk-france-benelux-and-germany-too//.
After +42°C heatwaves, severe storms hit on Friday, 9. July mainly Central Europe, but too northern Balkan (mainly Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia: https://mkweather.com/the-3rd-level-of-warnings-in-europe-after-40c-heatwaves-are-coming-severe-storms/). Severe storms should be accompanied by rainfall above 100 mm / 24 hours, severe wind gusts up to circa 130 km/h, large hails up to 10 cm or hail accumulations, damaging lighting, or even tornadoes EF1+, therefore stay safe and watch current forecasts and warnings.