A very early heatwave continues to grip Europe with temperatures in parts pushing 30 deg C, (86 deg F). In Paris-Montsouris in France, the mercury topped 27.1°C, while, Sion in Switzerland, equalled the number .27.1°C. Bilbao in Spain reached a very desirable 27°C.
However, many people couldn't enjoy the wonderful weather because of the Coronavirus lockdown. It wasn't all fine early summer weather throughout Europe though, Akseloya in Norway recorded -24.4°C, (-11.92 F) and was the coldest place on the planet and Pontevedra in Spain was the wettest place on the planet with 42 mm rainfall.
The overall pattern is supporting an extensive and persistent upper-level ridge. While it is currently centred over western Europe, its centre moves over the northern Mediterranean on Sunday according to Severe weather Europe.
Extreme Weather 2020