Istanbul Aydın University Vice-Chancellor Atmospheric Sciences-Basin Management Specialist Prof. Dr. Zafer Aslan, in his statement, said that Eyyam-ı bahur, which is the hottest and most depressing days of the summer season, is experienced between July and September in the northern hemisphere, and between January and March in the southern hemisphere.
Stating that Turkey has been under the influence of Eyyam-ı bahur temperatures since Thursday last week, Aslan said, “The heat wave coming over Africa made itself felt all over the country. Our citizens experienced the hottest days of summer in this period.” he said.
prof. Dr. Aslan explained that the sense of eyyam-ı bahur temperatures increased with humidity and continued as follows:
“In this period when the hottest days of the summer are experienced, the temperature in Turkey, especially in the south and east regions, rose to 45 degrees. According to the reports of the General Directorate of Meteorology, we expect the Eyyam-ı Bahur temperatures to leave Turkey at the weekend and the weekend temperatures to drop by 4-5 degrees. Rain is expected in Istanbul at the weekend, there is a possibility of precipitation in the Western Mediterranean Region.In addition, it is estimated that the air temperature in our country in August will be around the seasonal normals in the northwestern parts of the country and the Mediterranean coast, and 0.5 to 1 degrees above the seasonal normals in other places. We estimate that the precipitation will be around the seasonal normals across the country.”
“The effect of high temperature and wind caused the fires to spread to large areas”
Referring to the fires in some regions of Turkey, Aslan stated that increasing temperatures, wind intensity and direction make it difficult to fight fires.
Noting that forest fires will increase especially in the Mediterranean basin due to climate change and drought, Aslan said:
“Climate scenarios show that the risk of forest fires caused by heat waves, which is associated with the largest forest fires in recent years, indicates an increase in the frequency of observation. According to research studies, 1 degree temperature increase increases the risk of forest fire by 30 percent. Turkey, climate and forest vegetation “There are regions that are sensitive to forest fires in terms of their cover. The Mediterranean and Aegean regions are the leading ones. The fires that are currently taking place in Turkey coincided with the days of Eyyam-ı bahur temperatures. Unfortunately, the effects of high temperatures and winds caused the fires to spread to very large areas.”
Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.
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