Key commodity impacts of Europe’s heat wave
A prolonged and stubborn high pressure system has, for months, seen Europe suffer record-breaking temperatures, low rainfall, a lack of wind and severe spot storms. Record temperatures have been recorded in a number of European countries. Germany, Finland, Denmark, the UK and Croatia all reported the warmest May in at least a century. With no sign of the weather patterns returning to seasonal norms any time soon, below is a graphic showing the main impact on energy and agriculture from the hot weather.