This summer was the hottest in European history. This continent has broken all kinds of records this year. Apart from this, the worst drought of the century has been seen this year. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the European Commission’s satellite observatory, reported this information on Thursday.
Scientists say wildfires and droughts are becoming more frequent and severe as a result of climate change.
Temperatures in Europe hit record highs last August, C3S says. Apart from this, the maximum temperature record was broken during the entire summer from June to August. According to the agency, August was the hottest month on record last year. The temperature in August this year was 10.4 degrees Celsius higher than last year.
Freja Vamborg, a scientist at C3S, said: ‘The summer extremes have been seen as a result of unusually dry conditions with intense heatwaves across Europe. During this time, there have been incidents like temperature rise, drought and fires in different parts of Europe. Not only did we see August temperatures rise in Europe, but we also had a very dry summer that broke all previous records.
The weather watchdog also said August 2022 was the hottest month on record globally. This summer’s temperature was 10.3 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature from 1991 to 2020.
Meanwhile, Asia also recorded the hottest August month. China’s state-run CCTV reported on Tuesday that the country has seen its hottest August ever since temperature records began in China. An unusually intense summer heat wave dried up many of the country’s rivers and damaged crops in August. Power generation has stopped in many places.
The severe heat wave that swept through southern China last month was described by experts as one of the worst heat waves in world history. At that time, Sichuan province and Chongqing city had temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius for several days.
According to the CCTV report on the China Meteorological Department, the average temperature across China last month was 22.4 degrees Celsius, which is 1.2 degrees higher than the national average. Last month, 267 weather stations in the country registered the highest temperature record. This August was China’s third driest on record. It has rained 23.1 percent less than the average rain.
According to the Meteorological Department, CCTV also said that the temperature was much higher than normal during the high temperature days in August this year. Regional high temperatures are affecting China.