Eyewitness video captured a tornado hitting the Spanish town of Campillos in Malaga on Monday (August 26) evening.
A severe hailstorm hit Madrid paralysing roads and causing flash flooding.
A fifth person also died on the Slovak side of the Tatra mountain range after a thunderstorm surprised tourists.
Inversion takes place when air temperature increases with height as opposed to decreasing at higher altitudes.
July was the warmest month ever recorded, with average temperatures close to 1.2°C above the pre-industrial level.
The search continued in Chamoson after two people were carried away in a car during a violent storm.
Parts of northern Europe experienced tornadoes and 'whirlwinds' on Friday evening.
While most of Europe is focussing on this week's record-breaking heatwave, maybe we should have a closer look at what is happening in the Arctic Circle.
Until 1992, the site of this botanic beauty was a car park.
A guide to avoiding the pitfalls of pit stains.
More than 800 firefighters battled on Sunday one wildfire sweeping across central Portugal after being able to control two other blazes that prompted authorities to partially evacuate a village and left 20 people injured.
June 2019 was the warmest on record - with temperatures in Europe 2C above normal
Tropical Storm Barry moved closer to landfall on Saturday, threatening millions with rain and high winds and testing New Orleans' flood defences.
A freak storm hit northern Greece on Wednesday evening, killing six foreign nationals.
Authorities urged residents in parts of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures to move to safety immediately
June 2019 has just been confirmed as the hottest month ever on record, according to Copernicus.
June's extreme weather led to high concentrations of atmospheric ozone in central Europe. This animation shows how this harmful gas evolved through the week.
A blanket of hail and ice covered streets in Mexico's Guadalajara region after a heavy storm of rain and hail on Sunday (June 30).
Temperatures in northern France are dropping but the intense heat continues for many in southern Europe
Fog engulfed Sydney's world famous harbour for the second time this month on Saturday (June 29), causing delays and flight cancellations.
The heatwave currently gripping Europe has seen a surge in demand for cooling devices, such as air conditioners and fans, in shops across the continent.
The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring service (CAMS) recently formed a new partnership with the European Aeroallergen Network (EAN,) and will explore ground breaking technology to deliver automatic pollen observations in near real-time across Europe.
From Iceland to Spain, no country has escaped the heatwave in Europe.
Temperatures soared in Brussels on Monday (June 24) kicking off a heatwave with temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius expected in the Belgian capital from Tuesday, up to 34 degrees in the north of the country.
Temperatures expected to break all-time highs for June in the coming days as a heatwave is about to sweep through the continent. Today Paris is expected to reach 34 degrees Celsius, Frankfurt 35C and Madrid 37C. Tomorrow temperatures are expected to rise even further with 42C in Northern Spain.
Alex Morgan at #TheCube asks extreme weather expert Dr Dann Mitchell how this heatwave might compare to past summers, and if we're having more hot spells.