Extensive heat dome will build this weekend over Cental Europe reaching far north into Scandinavia with afternoon temperatures in excess of 40C /104F.

This will be the 4th intense heat wave this summer which is shaping up as one of the hottest on records in Europe.

Many European nations set new temperature records in June.

The heat will be most intense in parts of Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, E Slovenia, SE Austria as well as central Italy in the first days of August. Up to 44C expected.

Temperatures this high are rare in Southern Eurppe and almost unheard of in countries further North like Austria and Poland.