2018 most ‘extreme year’ for unusual weather events in Europe Record heat and precipitation recorded across the continent We’re the ‘last generation to act against climate change,’ global organisation warns Scientists urge global temperature should not rise 1.5C above pre-industrial levels Europe was one continent that experienced abnormal weather during 2018. After a couple months of extremely cold weather, heat and drought through spring and summer meant temperatures were well above average in much of the northern and western areas. 2018, a year of weather extremes Between May and July, Scandinavia had the driest and warmest period on record. The highest temperatures ever were recorded in the Arctic Circle. In Helsinki-Vantaa Finland, figures how record long runs of warm temperatures. There were 25 consecutive days of heat above 25ºC. It was exceptionally warm in the United Kingdom and Ireland too and wildfires swept through Sweden burning up 25,000 hectares of land. Greece experience its deadliest fire season in a decade, and in september experienced a rare ‘Medicane’, a Mediterranean “Hurricane”. Budapest saw its iconic Danube river drying. Portugal had its hottest day of the 21st century at 44ºC and Armenia had its warmest July since records began. Temperatures in capital… Read full this story
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