Recent weather anomalies, which see an increasingly variable climate, have revolutionized the European climate landscape. The known entity of high pressure isAzure Anticlonee., moved towards European Russia, crossing the British Isles and paving the way for the depression systems on the Mediterranean.
Meteorological differences in the Mediterranean
Impacts on North Africa and Italy
The climatic rearrangement had major effects on the Italian and North African regions. Following an unusual heat wave in April and early May, which led to temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in Morocco, there has been a sharp drop in temperatures. In many locations, the highs did not even reach 20°C.
Case study: Midelt, Morocco
A good example of this is the Midelt region, located in the heart of Morocco, at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. Here, on May 17, the minimum temperature dropped to just 7.8°C, accompanied by rain with an accumulation of about 6 mm. Maximum temperatures along the Mediterranean coasts of Morocco and Algeria never exceeded 21-22 degrees Celsius, even here in the rain.
climate in Central Europe
Heavy rains and low temperatures
In Central Europe, heavy rainfall was recorded: 62 mm in Lilienfeld and 64 mm in Tulln, both in Austria. Maximum temperatures were notably low, with Innsbruck reaching just 10.4°C, a full 10 degrees below the seasonal average. In Vienna, precipitation reached 28 mm, bringing the monthly total to 74 mm, surpassing the 30-year average. Here, the maximum temperature of 9.6°C was 11.2° below normal, making today one of the coldest days on record.
Climate contrasts in Eastern Europe
Heat wave in Russia and the Middle East
On the contrary, European Russia is experiencing an unusual heat wave, with high temperatures reaching 26-28 degrees Celsius east of Scandinavia. In particular, the Russian locality of Karpogorye measured a maximum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius, which is the second highest daily temperature since May 17, 1984. Extreme heat also occurs in Turkey and Israel, where there is very hot air from the south, especially from Egypt, causing High temperatures. In Turkey, high temperatures in the Iskenderum region reached 37.2°C, while in Israel, temperatures reached 41.6°C in Sedum.
These weather disturbances remind us how important it is to monitor and understand weather dynamics. The Azores, the Mediterranean, Morocco, Italy, Austria, Russia and the Middle East all provide evidence of our ever-changing climatic times.
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