During heat wave, see how Seattle compares to cities around the world

Aug 2, 2017, 1:01 PM | Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 9:18 am

All forecasts were last updated Wednesday, Aug 2 at noon. Temperatures in some areas may change.

Curious to feel what the weather is like in Madrid right now?

If you’re in Oregon or Washington state during this week’s three-day heat wave, you probably have a pretty good idea.

The Pacific Northwest is expected to see record-high temperatures Thursday. Seattle may see highs in the mid-90s, while parts of southern Washington state and areas around Portland could see triple-digit temperatures.

For many, the rather out-of-the-ordinary weather will leave them feeling like they’re in Reno instead of Renton.

Here’s what the forecast looks like for places in other parts of the world:


Seattle will see sunny skies with highs near 95 degrees Thursday. There won’t be much of a breeze, with winds NNW at 8 mph with 45 percent humidity. Expect lows near 67 in the evening. | Full forecast

It will feel like you’re in…

A woman cools down by fanning herself outside of a bank in Athens (AP)

Athens, Greece
Athens will be experiencing similar temperatures, with a high near 95 degrees, winds north at 18 mph, and 30 percent humidity. Bucharest, Romania is a near-identical comparison, with a high of 95 degrees, low of 69, winds NW at 3 mph, and 44 percent humidity.


Renton will see slightly higher temperatures, with a high near 98 degrees and 50 percent humidity. Winds NNW at 9 mph and lows in the evening near 64 degrees. | Full forecast

It will feel like you’re in…

People walking the streets of Beijing in the sun. File photo. (AP)

Beijing, China
Beijing is looking at sunny skies Thursday with a high of 96 degrees, low of 67, winds WNW at 6 mph and 54 percent humidity.


Further south, Vancouver will see weather more similar to Portland (where the hottest temperatures are expected). People will see a high of 104 degrees, a low of 67 degrees in the evening, winds NW at 13 mph, and between 17-31 percent humidity | Full forecast

You’ll feel like you’re in…

Rome, Italy. File photo (AP)

Rome, Italy
Rome is also experiencing record-high temperatures this week. Thursday will see highs near 106 degrees, lows of 77 degrees, winds NW at 12 mph, and 19 percent humidity.


Cities further east will see temperatures higher than the Puget Sound, but cooler than Portland and Eugene. Expect highs near 102 degrees, lows of 69 degrees, wind SW at 7 mph, and 23 percent humidity. | Full forecast

It will feel like you’re in…

File image (AP)

Cairo, Egypt
Sunny with highs near 99, but with humidity levels at 40 percent it will feel hotter. Cairo will see lows of 70 in the evening, and winds NNW at 11 mph.

Auburn and Kent

Both areas will have similar temperatures, with high near 99 degrees, lows of 63 degrees, wind NNW at 6 mph, and 31 percent humidity. | Full forecast

It will feel like you’re in…

People celebrate the Holi Festival of Colors in Madrid, Spain (AP)

Madrid, Spain
A heatwave throughout southern Europe has Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal seeing weather extremes. Thursday will bring highs near 99 in Madrid, a low of 70 degrees, winds SSE at 7 mph, and 27 percent humidity.

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During heat wave, see how Seattle compares to cities around the world