In North Africa temperatures over 50 degrees! This emerged by analyzing the data of weather stations located throughout the Mediterranean basin. On the last day the temperatures were incredibly high for North Africa and in particular for Algeria, where they exceeded + 50 ° C on June 18, 2021.
The record temperature was recorded in Adrar, a village in the middle of the desert, where about 45 thousand people live. The thermometers recorded a maximum peak of + 52.4 ° C. This is a phenomenon that experts identify as a red-hot heat plug that could explode and tear at any moment in the direction of central and southern Europe.
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Will it be the warmest summer ever?
Will it be the warmest summer ever? The models predict the summer months really in the oven - a trend that worries experts With the weekend we are experiencing today in Europe, we could reach, at least in June, peaks even higher than the 2003 season, the hottest ever recorded since the weather was monitored.
But perhaps the worst will come in July and August. The latest update of the European meteorological center from worrying forecast models. The next weeks of June could be almost tropical over much of Europe due to a vast high pressure field of African origin which is destined to impose itself more and more significantly on the Mediterranean basin.
If this is confirmed, we expect thermal values in marked increase with peaks over 35 ° C, so much so that the 2003 records would risk collapsing. With long-lasting high pressure there is obviously the risk of sudden and strong thunderstorms with even heavy hailstorms.
The latest seasonal maps of the European Center for next July show temperature anomalies up to + 3 ° C compared to the reference climatic averages (1993-2016). The main cause of these anomalies will be precisely the African anticyclone which from the Sahara Desert will send hot air masses with high humidity levels.
Heat waves and rising humidity in the lower strata could provide the fuel necessary for the development of massive storm cells whenever drafts of cooler, more unstable air break through the anticyclone. In August, temperatures could be above average by around + 1 ° C. An alarming new symptom of climate change underway, which is irreversibly warming the planet.