July 2022 was one of the three hottest Julys on RECORD – with global temperatures 0.7°F above average, satellite data reveals 

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  • July 2022 One of the warmest Julys on record – Copernicus Climate Change Service
  • Data shows that, globally, last month was one of the three warmest Julys on record
  • Southwestern Europe experiences warmest July on record at maximum temperatures
  • Portugal, Spain, France and parts of the UK saw temperatures exceed 104F (40C)

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Last month was one of three warmest Julys on record globally, satellite data shows – while it was the hottest in terms of extreme heat for southwestern Europe.

Portugal, Spain, France and parts of the UK saw temperatures exceeding 104F (40C), according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

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It broke the all-time record for maximum temperatures in regions including the UK, which recorded its hottest day on July 19, 2022.

On average, July 2022 was the sixth warmest July for Europe on record.

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C3S data reveals prolonged summer intensities that began in Portugal and Spain before continuing north and east toward France, the UK, Central Europe and Scandinavia.

The Iberian Peninsula saw an unusually large number of days with temperatures exceeding 95 °F (35 °C), underscoring the longevity of warm temperatures in the region.

Sweltering: Last month was one of three warmest Julys on record globally, satellite data shows – while for southwestern Europe it was the hottest ever in terms of extreme heat.

Portugal, Spain, France and parts of the UK saw temperatures exceeding 104F (40C), according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

Portugal, Spain, France and parts of the UK saw temperatures exceeding 104F (40C), according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

It broke the all-time record for maximum temperatures in regions including the UK, which recorded its hottest ever day on July 19, 2022.

It broke the all-time record for maximum temperatures in regions including the UK, which recorded its hottest ever day on July 19, 2022.

Britain experiences hottest day in history

Britain experienced its hottest day on July 19, 2022, with temperatures exceeding 40C (104F).

The mercury reached an unprecedented 40.3C (104.5F) in Coningsby and 40.2C (104.4F) at London Heathrow Airport at 12.50pm, about an hour after reading 39.1C (102.4F) in Charleswood, Surrey. – The UK’s highest is 38.7C (101.7F) in Cambridge in July 2019.

In August 2003 Kent has 38.5C (101.3F) in third, and Suffolk yesterday has 38.1C (100.6F) in fourth.

The extreme heat was caused by a plume of warm air from North Africa and the Sahara and an ‘Azores High’ subtropical pressure system crawling farther north than usual – which experts said was a result of climate change.

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Globally, July 2022 was one of the three warmest Julys on record, 0.7 degrees Fahrenheit 0.4 degrees Celsius above the 1991-2020 reference period.

It was only marginally cooler than July 2019 and slightly warmer than July 2016.

In general, land masses in the Northern Hemisphere mainly experienced above-average temperatures, the data showed, while Australia and much of Central Asia had below-average temperatures.

Freyja Vamborg, senior scientist at the Copernicus Climate Change Service, said: ‘We can expect extremely high temperatures to be persistent and prolonged as global temperatures rise further.

‘Heatwaves pose serious risks to human health, and they can increase the intensity and longevity of many other catastrophic climate events, including wildfires and droughts, which affect both society and natural ecosystems.

‘Additionally, the dry conditions of the previous months coupled with high temperatures and low rainfall rates observed in many areas during July could adversely affect agricultural production and other industries such as river transport and energy generation.’

C3S regularly publishes monthly climate bulletins reporting on observed changes in global surface air temperature, sea ice cover and hydrological variables.

All of the reported findings are based on computer-generated analyzes using billions of measurements from satellites, ships, aircraft and weather stations around the world.

July 2022 was drier than average for much of Europe, breaking local low rainfall records in the west and drought in many places in the southwest and southeast of the continent.

Monthly global-mean surface air temperature anomalies from January 1979 to July 2022, relative to 1991–2020.  The dark bars represent the July values.

Monthly global-mean surface air temperature anomalies from January 1979 to July 2022, relative to 1991–2020. The dark bars represent the July values.

Monthly European-mean surface air temperature anomalies from January 1979 to July 2022, relative to 1991–2020.  Again, the dark bars represent the July values.

Monthly European-mean surface air temperature anomalies relative to 1991–2020, from January 1979 to July 2022. Again, the dark bars represent the July values.

Experts said these conditions facilitated the spread and intensity of wildfires.

It was also drier than average over large areas of North America, South America, Central Asia and Australia.

Above-average wet conditions were particularly notable in a large wet band extending from eastern Africa to north-west India across eastern Russia, northern China, and across Asia.

Worryingly, Antarctic sea ice extent reached its lowest value in July’s 44-year satellite data record, seven percent below the average, well below the previous record.

Widespread areas of below-average sea ice concentration were observed in the Southern Ocean from the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas to the northern Weddell Sea, as well as over most of the Indian Ocean.

Arctic sea ice extent was 4 percent below average, ranking the 12th lowest for July in satellite records, well above the low July values ​​observed in 2019-2021.

‘We are on fast track for climate disaster’: UN damning report warns greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2025 to limit global warming to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

A United Nations report warns that in order to hit the ambitious target of limiting global warming to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius), global greenhouse gas emissions need to peak before 2025.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report claims there is ‘a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity’ to limit warming by 2100.

The emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) is necessary …

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