In 2021, temperature records were set by more than 400 meteorological stations in the world – UNIAN

The last six years have been the hottest in the history of observations.

Last year several continental and planetary records were set in the world / photo UNIAN, Yuri Bagryantsev

In 2021, more than 400 temperature records were set worldwide.

This was reported The Guardian.

It is noted that such data were published by meteorologist Maximiliano Herrera, who monitors extreme weather conditions around the world and annually publishes a list of records broken in the previous year. It has been collecting weather data for more than 30 years, and this year more than 400 weather stations around the world have set the highest temperature records.

Herrera, like many other climatologists and meteorologists who are closely monitoring these issues, believes that 2021 is unlikely to be the hottest year in history. Most likely, he will enter the top five or six leaders, continuing the long-term uptrend. The last six years have been the hottest in the history of observations.

According to Herrera, ten countries – Oman, UAE, Canada, USA, Morocco, Turkey, Taiwan, Italy, Tunisia and Dominica – broke or repeated their national record, 107 countries broke their monthly high temperature record, and five beat their monthly record. low temperature record. In the United States, June 2021 was recognized as the hottest month in the history of observations.

Several continental and planetary records were also set: June was the warmest in Africa. August brought + 48.8 ° C in Syracuse (Italy) – the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe. In July, Fernas Creek in Death Valley in the United States was + 54.4 ° C – the highest reliably recorded temperature on Earth.

Meteorologist Scott Duncan, who collects data on world weather, pointed to summer heat waves in Europe, which broke records in a number of countries and were accompanied by forest fires across the Mediterranean. They were preceded by a hot March, a sharp cold snap in early April, which “was catastrophic for many French farms”, and then the July floods. He also drew attention to the heat in Alaska in December, when a number of records were broken by a wide margin.

According to the Chinese Meteorological Administration, China has experienced the hottest year in history. But the real shock was the rain that fell on the central province of Henan: in three days in the region fell more rainfall than usually falls throughout the year.

Other key unusual weather events last year were Siberian heat in summer and severe frosts in Texas in February. Nearly 200 people were killed, millions of homes were left without electricity, and the consequences led to high-profile political scandals.

But a key event in 2021 for the meteorological and climatic community was an extreme heat wave that hit the west coast of the United States in June / July, creating a thermal dome and breaking records to 5 ° C in some places.

“Of course, 2021 was full of extreme events. But if I have to name one, I will name what impressed every climatologist and meteorologist in the world,” said the meteorologist.

Herrera called this event “the mother of all waves of heat.”

Earlier, UNIAN wrote that in Kyiv, due to abnormally warm weather for the beginning of January, the ice on the Dnieper River almost completely melted. For 5 days of the current year in the Ukrainian capital 4 temperature records were fixed.

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