Wildfires, drought and extreme heat have been the talk of the town and country across Europe this summer.
- Glenn McGregor
- The Conversation
Attention has now turned to Portugal and Spain, where temperatures at the weekend reached more than 46℃ in some parts of both countries – close to the all-time European record of 48℃, set in Greece in 1977.
A number of factors can be identified.
These include unusually warm sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic, a…