After a quite cold period across the eastern half of Europe this week, a major pattern flip is shaping up this weekend. Severe Weather Europe have predicted "much warmer weather" with local temperatures "up to 30 degrees" expected. Forecasts show this period sweeping in through until mid-October.
It will be unusually warm for many areas, including south France, Italy, south Balkans and Turkey.
BBC weather presenter Stav Danaos picked up on this shift and started his forecast by noting that the Mediterranean was “going to be turning sunnier and hotter for the latter part of the week and into next week”.
However, he said there would “still be some showers and storms generated in parts of Sicily, southern Italy and into southern Greece”.
To the north of Europe, it seems pretty unsettled.
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He said: “Towards the south, outbreaks of rain and some snow over the Alps seem likely.
“But generally sunny and warm for the south east of Europe, pretty hot with Cyrpus.
“Increasing amounts of sunshine for much of Greece and Italy through Wednesday.
“A sunny, dry outlook for much of Spain and Portugal.”
The presenter continued: “More cloud for France and northwards, fairly strong winds, showers or stronger spells of rain.
“It will be quite chilly across the Scandinavian peninsula, temperatures ranging from three to nine degrees.
“Similar story on Thursday, stays quite windy from Ireland across the British isles into northern Europe.”
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He added: “Whereas further south, an increasing amount of sunshine.
“That also goes for the Adriatic into parts of southern Italy and Greece.
“So it’s looking dry and certainly pretty warm for Madrid and for Rome.
“Showers continue and fairly breezy for London and to some extent for Paris.
“Showers as well for Berlin, turning a bit warmer into the weekend.”