O Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) released, this Monday, the 2021 Summer Climatological Bulletin, data informed that last season was the “hottest ever in Europe”.
The average value of the average temperature from June to August for Europe was 1.42ºC above the normal value, recorded during all summers between 1981 and 2010.
The highest values were registered in southern and eastern Europe, while in northern and western Europe they were generally below average.
Regarding the transformation in Europe, the summer (July and August) was marked by wetter than average conditions. In Central Europe the same hypotheses of floods were registered. In the southern and northeastern countries of this continent, drier conditions were observed.
In Portugal, according to IPMA, the summer of 2021 was “normal” in relation to air temperature and dry in relation to separation.
The mean value of the mean air temperature, 21.19 °C, was very close to the normal value between 1971 and 2000 with a deviation of -0.06 °C.
The mean value of the minimum air temperature, 14.25 °C, was 0.62 °C lower than the normal value, being the 2nd lowest value since 2000. The mean value of the maximum temperature, 28.13 °C was higher than the normal value by 0.50 . °C
During the three summer months, the month of July stands out with values of average air temperature below the normal value.
In June it was close to the normal value and in August it was higher. It should also be noted that during the summer and in particular in August, as regions of the coastal strip of the North and Center do not evaluate very high temperature values due to the persistence of days with low cloudiness and fog or fog, especially during the night and until the middle of the morning.
The total amount of events that occurred from June to August, 38.3 mm, corresponds to approximately 64% of the average value. During the summer, the lower three months values lower than average.
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