ECMWF Copernicus C3S monthly update: Hot and dry weather conditions in July
July 2018 surface air temperature
- Many regions around the globe saw much above average temperatures, due in part to sustained heatwaves, for instance in northern Europe, northern China, Korea and Japan. - Europe saw its second warmest July on record, half a degree cooler than the warmest July (2010), - globally it was the third warmest July, but only insignificantly cooler than the second warmest July (2017).
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July 2018 Hydrological variables
- Most of northern Europe saw very dry conditions, including the British Isles, Benelux and Scandinavia, with Sweden seeing a large number of wildfires related to the dry conditions, - The south and east of Europe, in particular the region around the Adriatic, saw continued wetter than average conditions, with several countries experiencing floods, - Japan saw very heavy rainfall at the beginning of the month, leading to flooding and landslides - Australia experienced extremely dry conditions in some parts of the country, with adverse effects on farming
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July 2018 Sea Ice
- Sea-ice cover was below average in both polar regions: - Antarctic July sea-ice area was the fourth lowest on record, with much below sea-ice cover in the east of the Weddell Sea, - the Arctic saw much below sea ice cover in a large region stretching eastward from the Svalbard archipelago to the Laptev Sea, north of Siberia
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