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ECMWF Copernicus C3S monthly update: Hot and dry weather conditions in July

Reading, England (ots) - 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). 

More information and graphics can be downloaded here: http://ots.de/wHjLca

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 

More information and graphics can be downloaded here: http://ots.de/bcjK1A

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 

More information and graphics can be downloaded here: http://ots.de/EKqE9j

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