Summer heat sizzles Europe

A warm air mass from north Africa has caused temperatures to skyrocket into the 40s C throughout the Iberian Peninsula challenging all-time heat records in Europe.

Lisbon, Portugal set a new maximum for 04 August at 44°C and even overnight lows are barely falling below 30°C.

Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires in the Algarve region and in neighbouring Spain.

The water in some rivers has become so overheated that fish are dying on a mass scale.

Forecasters say the heat is moving east and will affect France and Germany over the next few days.

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe is 48°C (118.4°F) set in Athens, Greece in July 1977.

Weather Network unveils fall forecast

fall2016If you liked this summer in Southeast New Brunswick, chances are you will like this autumn too as the Weather Network unveils its fall 2016 forecast.

Warm, sunny days are expected to continue for at least the first half of fall.

After a dry summer, rainfall will be near normal with the first snow possible by late November.

Forecasters will be keeping a close eye on the Atlantic hurricane season and how it may affect the Maritimes especially since it is already off to a busy start.

Weather Network releases fall forecast

Courtesy The Weather Network

Courtesy The Weather Network

Generally above normal temperatures are forecast for Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick during September, October and November according to The Weather Network.

In its fall 2013 outlook, TWN says near normal amounts of precipitation can be expected.

But also warns a tropical system or two could give some swaths of slightly above average rainfall.

Autumn averages in Moncton (Sep-Oct-Nov)

HIGH 13.2°C, LOW 3.6°C

AVERAGE 8.4°C

Precipitation (mostly rain) 293.4 mm