17.7 C
Ireland
Monday, September 20, 2021

Europe had its warmest summer on record this year, according to scientists

According to European Union scientists, Europe had its warmest summer on record this year.

The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said the average surface air temperature from June to August was close to 1.0C above the 1992 to 2020 average, which made it the warmest in the dataset.

-AD-

Copernicus said in a statement that globally, August 2021 was the third-warmest on record, slightly over 0.3C warmer than the 1992 – 2020 average.

In Europe, August 2021 was close to the 1991-2020 average, however, there were contrasting conditions across the continent, such as record-breaking maximum temperatures in Mediterranean countries as well as warmer-than-average temperatures in the east.

The summer temperatures for 2021 marks the latest milestone in a long-term global warming trend as the planet’s climate has been altered due to greenhouse gasses.

POPULAR

Irish Water apologises after contaminated drinking water lead to numerous hospitalisations

Irish Water has issued an apology after numerous members of the public fell ill following drinking contaminated water which entered the public...

Widespread use of antigen testing not recommended – HIQA

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has found that antigen testing for Covid-19 should not be used to replace existing ways...

Face coverings ruled out for primary school children – HIQA

The wearing of face coverings has been ruled out for primary school children, according to a HIQA review. However,...

FBI discover body in Wyoming believed to be missing woman as boyfriend wanted

A body has been discovered in a National Park in Wyoming, believed to be that of 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito.
Ireland
broken clouds
17.7 ° C
18.4 °
15.8 °
73 %
3.9kmh
77 %
Mon
18 °
Tue
18 °
Wed
19 °
Thu
18 °
Fri
17 °