– It reaches 47 degrees – that’s why Europe suffers from extreme temperatures
In some areas, the weather is more than ten degrees warmer than average at this time. How long will the heat wave last? What does climate change have to do with it?
Southern Europe lies under a thermal dome. Today you canNSen Temperatures can be reached up to 47°C. At the same time as the heat, many wildfires occur, especially in Turkey, in parts of Greecein Sardinia And in Sicily.
How do extremely high temperatures happen?
The strong, semi-constant high pressure region over southern and southeastern Europe is responsible for the extreme temperatures in Italy, Greece, and the southern Balkans.
Air masses come over the southern Mediterranean from west to southwest. If one follows, for example, the air mass, which is Mondaynafternoon at 2000 metresn I stopped over AthensAnd Again, then it turns out that this comes from the Algerian Sahara. “This air mass, which was originally warm, is further heated under the influence of high pressure,” says meteorologist Sarah Schopfer of Meteo.Switzerland. It also shows that the air mass from the desert is falling over a large area on its way to Greece. This process is known as subsidence and provides additional heating of the air.