After the dust storms, Europe is now faced with unusually hot weather with a warm front set to send temperatures soaring even in the coolest locations.

According to forecasts by Greek weather service Meteo, which cites the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), climate change is already here with temperatures across Europe hitting record highs as early as March and April.

More specifically, weather forecasters are expecting temperatures to be in the extreme scenario 2.5 degrees Celsius higher on average making the upcoming summer among the hottest ever.

Meanwhile, the first heat wave of the summer is set to hit Europe this weekend.

Following a week of African dust, Athens is set to see temperatures reach 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) over the weekend. Crete is set for 38.6 degrees Celsius and Sparta for 32 degrees Celsius.

The risk of fire has also been raised for both Crete and the Southern Peloponnese.

Northern Europe is also expected to feel the heat in the coming week. Indicatively, temperatures in Berlin are expected to reach 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit), with temperatures in Helsinki, Oslo, and Stockholm to exceed the average norm by 6 to 8 degrees Celsius.