Intense anticyclone-powered heatwave throughout the Mediterranean Sea

Sentinel-3 SLSTR LST & RBT acquired on 17 July 2023 from 08:05:57 to 10:51:59 UTC
Sentinel-3 SLSTR LST & RBT acquired on 18 July 2023 from 07:42:46 to 10:25:48 UTC
Sentinel-3 SLSTR LST & RBT acquired on 19 July 2023 from 08:15:38 to 10:38:33 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Climate change, weather, heatwave, Spain, Italy, Greece
Fig. 1 - S3 SLSTR (17-19.07.2023) - Greece, along with Italy and Spain, has been gripped by a series of heat wave since mid-July.
Temperatures have reached and sometimes topped mid-forties in the northern part of the Mediterranean Sea, temperatures more usual on the southern shore of Mediterranean.
Fig. 2 - ERA-5 Mean Sea Level Pressure (17.07.2023) - Following Cerberus, the anticyclone has been named Charon after the ferryman of the Greek underworld   2D_View.
With the increasing frequency of these anticyclones, it is to fear nicknames related to the realm of Hades will soon run out.