A high-pressure ridge is forecast to take hold of the Europe climate pattern later in July and promote dry and hot climate to worsen already established dry soils. Expanding drought is in the forecast for Europe during mid-summer!
The equatorial subsurface Pacific Ocean has warmed to above normal. If the warming trend continues La Nina will end and El Nino risk increases. The warming is expected to continue for another month or 2 and then re-cool later this year.