Warmth Prevails in London, Paris and Berlin

By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
April 03, 2014; 2:05 AM
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The unseasonable warmth felt across parts of Europe this week will continue for several more days.

As a storm system spins to the northwest of Spain, a warm southeast flow will keep temperatures 6-9 degrees C (10-15 degrees F) above normal.

In London, high temperatures ranged from 17-20 C (63-68 F) Monday through Wednesday. A negative side to the warm southeast flow is that air pollution has increased in southeast England.

The combination of light winds, pollutants from Europe and Saharan dust particles have lead to high levels of air pollution across southeast England. Air pollution will remain high through Thursday, prompting authorities to caution against strenuous outdoor activities.

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High temperatures will reach 18-20 C (64-68 F) on Thursday and Friday before cooler air arrives for the weekend along with showers.

While London will have to deal with occasional showers, Paris will remain largely dry through Friday with highs ranging from 19-22 C (66-71 F).

Image of the Eiffel Tower at sunset, courtesy of Thinkstock.

While temperatures will remain warm on Saturday, the threat of showers will increase in Paris.

Unseasonable warmth has prevailed across much of Germany since the weekend with temperatures reaching at least 16 C (60 F) each day in Berlin.

Dry weather and more sunshine are expected on Thursday as temperatures climb to around 19 C (66 F).

A cold front arriving on Friday will bring more clouds and also knock high temperatures down to near 16 C (60 F).

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