Westerly flows and low-pressure systems determine the current weather conditions in Central Europe w/c 2nd August 2021. Meanwhile, a high-pressure system over the Mediterranean causes extremely hot temperatures in Southern Europe aggravating the current wildfire situation in Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey even more. Yesterday, maximum temperatures exceeded 43 °C in parts of Greece and the heatwave will continue throughout this week (chart: geopotential height and temperature @700hPa | gridded values: 2m temperature).