ECMWF Copernicus C3S Monthly Update: Hot and Dry Weather Conditions in July

READING, England, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

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: https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis [https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis]

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: https://climate.copernicus.eu/monthly-summaries-precipitation-relative-humidity-and-soil-moisture [https://climate.copernicus.eu/monthly-summaries-precipitation-relative-humidity-and-soil-moisture]

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: https://climate.copernicus.eu/products/monthly-sea-ice-maps [https://climate.copernicus.eu/products/monthly-sea-ice-maps]

About Copernicus

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C3S is implemented by ECMWF on behalf of the European Commission. ECMWF also implements the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organisation, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its 34 Member and Co-operating States.

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