The WHO Regional Office for Europe warned people to be cautious this holiday season, as…
The warmest summer on record for Europe.
According to data from the EU’s Earth observation satellite program released on Thursday, this summer has been the hottest in recorded history in Europe, with August hitting a record high temperature.
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service’s monthly newsletter, “In Europe, the average temperature in August was the highest on record for both the month of August and the summer (June-August) as a whole.”
It continued, “The average temperature for Europe from June to August 2022 was around 1.34 degrees Celsius above the season average for 1991-2020.”
The temperature exceeded the records for the summers of 2018 and 2021, noted for their strong heat waves, by 0.8 degrees Celsius (33.44 degrees Fahrenheit) and 0.4 degrees Celsius (32.72 degrees Fahrenheit), respectively.
The previous month was the warmest worldwide, exceeding the average for the month between 1991 and 2020 by 0.3 C (32.54 F).
As “Europe faces the greatest drought in 500 years,” the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission predicted 15 percent lower corn, maize, and soybean yield averages in August.
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