July 2019. The average global temperature in July was 1.71 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.4 degrees, making it the hottest July in the 140-year record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. [30], A wild fire which has been burning near Sisimiut since early July necessitated dispatching firefighters from Denmark, as the fire was endangering inhabited areas and had the potential to continue burning through the winter. Not only was today the hottest day of the year, but it was also the hottest day since we started monitoring temperatures in Belgium in Kleine-Brogel (Limburg). This beat the previous July record of 36.7 Â°C (98.1 Â°F) in 2015, and marked the second time in history that the country had recorded a temperature higher than 38 Â°C or 100 Â°F. It came a day after an all-time national high of 40.5C was recorded in Geilenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia. At Ukkel in Brussels the temperature didn’t fall below 23.7°C. ... France, and 18.8C in Uccle, Belgium. [68], Many heat-related incidents on the country's rail network caused widespread disruptions, especially affecting intercity services from London. While he indicated the stone walls were still stable for the time being, he explained that the walls were still saturated with water sprayed by firefighters during the blaze, and rapid drying from the extreme temperatures could adversely affect the stability of the structure. Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium have recorded all-time national temperature highs for the second day running and Paris has had its hottest day … It breaks the previous record for the hottest day … [28][29] US National Snow and Ice Data Center estimated ice loss during the first week of August at 11–22 gigatonnes (12–24 billion short tons) per day with a total loss of 230 gigatonnes (250 billion short tons) for the melt season to date. [46], Many farm animals died as a result of the high temperatures, mainly due to ventilation systems failing. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute said that it had recorded "tropical nights" in 20 locations in the south of the country, where temperatures stayed above 20 Â°C (68 Â°F) throughout the night.[59]. When and where was the hottest day in the UK, 2019? UK's hottest recorded day 'caused deaths of extra 200 people' ONS says death rate rose to 1,404 on 25 July, when mercury hit 38.7C during heatwave Published: 11 Dec 2019 France’s SNCF rail operator and the Métro in Paris advised travellers to postpone their trips if possible. “When it is this hot it is not just people in a fragile state who can have health problems.”. [26], At the end of the heat wave, on the evening of 26 July, a maximum purple alert for storms was issued for three districts (Landkreise) of the Land Baden-Württemberg, namely Freudenstadt, Böblingen and Calw. On the same day, 33.7 Â°C (92.7 Â°F) was recorded in Porvoo. The government remains haunted by the heatwave of summer 2003, which led to 15,000 premature deaths, particularly of elderly people, and heavy criticism of authorities for not mobilising fast enough. Scroll right to see more. [62], On 25 July, the Met Office announced that the United Kingdom had its hottest July day on record, with a temperature of 38.1 Â°C (100.6 Â°F) recorded at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge. [3] It followed the June 2019 European heat wave, which killed over 567 people, and exceeded previous records by 3 Â°C (5.4 Â°F) in Belgium, by 0.3 Â°C (0.54 Â°F) in Luxembourg, by 2.1 Â°C (3.8 Â°F) in Germany and the Netherlands and by 0.2 Â°C (0.36 Â°F) in the United Kingdom. 42 / 40 °F. Britain could also see the hottest day on record, with highs due to top 38.5C ... A woman cools off with water on a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium. [4], According to the French Ministry of Health, 868 people were reported to have died in France as a result of the heat wave. 43 °F. ... as the UK could encounter the hottest July day on record later this afternoon. The previous hottest month on record was July 2016. According to the study's lead author, at the current pace of warming, such heatwaves will be another 3 Â°C (5.4 Â°F) stronger by 2050. The UK has recorded its second hottest day ever, with temperatures reaching 38.1C (100.6F) in Cambridge. ... Light rain. 3. [76] This was confirmed on 5 August by EU Earth Observation Network, which found it 0.04 Â°C (0.072 Â°F) hotter than the previous record-holder, July 2016. [20] Lille also saw a high of 41.5 Â°C (106.7 Â°F) the following day, above the record of 37.6 Â°C (99.7 Â°F) that had been set the previous year. As trains were exposed to high temperatures, more maintenance was required and some were taken out of service. [12], In July 2019, France experienced its second heat wave in less than a month, beating several regional and national temperature records. [55] Also on 27 July, Trondheim Airport recorded a new all-time high with 33.5 Â°C (92.3 Â°F) and saw five consecutive days with high above 32 Â°C (90 Â°F). [24] Prior to this heat wave, the highest recorded temperature in Germany was 40.3 Â°C (104.5 Â°F) in Kitzingen in 2015. [17] Similarly, on 25 July, a temperature of 42.6 Â°C (108.7 Â°F) was recorded in Paris, also breaking the city's previous record of 40.4 Â°C (104.7 Â°F) in July 1947. [59] Mainly, the reason for this was that July started with a cool spell in Northern Europe in between the two heat waves. Antwerp / Deurne: (24 mi) Rain. [78][79], Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, "Summer heat killed nearly 1,500 in France, officials say", "La canicule fait une victime à la Côte: une Waterlootoise décède après un malaise", "Europe is battling an unprecedented heat wave, which has set records in 3 countries and is linked to at least 4 deaths", "Hot weather cuts French, German nuclear power output", "UK weather heats up as Europe smashes records", "Germany swelters in record-breaking Europe heat wave", "Vague de chaleur: 40,2 degrés enregistrés mercredi à Angleur, un nouveau record pour la Belgique", "IRM - Puis-je consulter un atlas climatique de la Belgique ? The deaths of 868 people in France and one person in Belgium were reported, along with thousands of animals when ventilation systems in barns were overwhelmed. [41] The same day at 22:32 CEST they ended the orange alert for the whole country. Germany’s national DWD weather service said it measured 41.5C in the north-western town of Lingen on Thursday, the first time the temperature has been recorded above 41C in the country. [24] This beat the record for the highest ever temperature recorded in Germany, following its previous record of 40.5 Â°C (104.9 Â°F) measured a day earlier. [51], On 26 July, a temperature of 33.4 Â°C (92.1 Â°F) was recorded in Bergen in Norway, setting a new temperature record for the city. A spokesperson from Heathrow said that flights had been affected by overnight storms as a result of the heat. A record 56.5 percent of Greenland Ice Sheet was showing signs of melting on 31 July. [3] The previous high temperature heat record 38.6 Â°C (101.5 Â°F), set in Warnsveld in 1944, was broken on 24 July in Eindhoven (North Brabant) where the temperature reached 39.3 Â°C (102.7 Â°F). Belgium, France and Germany have been experiencing high temperatures for the past few days. [74], Several flights were cancelled and delayed from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports due to "extreme weather conditions across Europe". Forecast for the next 2 weeks. Belgium and the Netherlands also recorded their highest temperatures last week. When local daylight time was about to reach Sunday, October 25, 2020, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, October 25, 2020, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead. 14 day forecast, day-by-day Hour-by-hour forecast for next week. [54] The same day, a temperature of 34.6 Â°C (94.3 Â°F) was recorded further north in Saltdal; this is highest temperature ever recorded inside the Arctic Circle in Norway. Actual highs in Europe in late June. Met Office analysts claim Cambridge recorded 38.7C on July 25 - smashing the previous record. The previous records in both countries dated back to the 1940s. As authorities across the continent handed out free water to homeless people, placed hospitals and residential care institutions on high alert and opened municipal buildings to anyone seeking shade, trains were slowed in several countries to avoid damage to lines, which could buckle in the heat. [10] On 25 July, the record was again broken, reaching 41.8 Â°C (107.2 Â°F) in Begijnendijk (Flemish Brabant). [25] Twenty-five weather stations in the country reported temperatures of 40 Â°C (104 Â°F) or higher on 25 July. [57][58] The July 2019 European heat wave was a period of exceptionally hot weather, setting all-time high temperature records in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. [77], A study of the event, a collaboration between several European climatological organisations and institutes, was published on 2 August 2019. Units without air conditioning or openable windows were also taken out of service. The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium have seen record-high temperatures, while France and England could see national records broken Thursday, forecast to be the hottest day. [14], Also on 25 July, the chief architect of the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral told media that he feared that the heat wave could cause the cathedral's vaulted ceilings, damaged in an April 2019 fire, to collapse. It found that the temperatures experienced during the heat wave would have been 1.5 to 3 Â°C (2.7 to 5.4 Â°F) lower had it not been for anthropogenic global warming, and that temperatures recorded in France and Netherlands would have occurred there on average less than once a millennium. 44 / 38 °F. East Midlands Trains, Southeastern and Greater Anglia advised passengers against all but essential travel. Hottest day ever measured in Belgium Yesterday's record for the hottest day of the year in Belgium was promptly broken today with temperatures soaring to 38.2 degrees Celsius. Free shipping July 25, 2019; LONDON — Never in recorded history has Paris been hotter than it was on Thursday, when the temperature neared 110 degrees. To prevent forest fires due to the heat and dry weather, fire bans were also put in place in several locations in Sweden. [35][36], In the Netherlands, an orange alert was put in place for the entire country due to the extreme heat. “This is the highest recorded temperature for Belgium in history – since the beginning of measurements in 1833,” said the KMI-RMI’s Alex Dewalque. Due to a power failure in a chicken barn in Neer, 4,000 chickens died. Forest fires are exceedingly rare in Greenland.[31]. [71][72], On 26 July, all but essential travel had been advised against, after the extreme heat and storms caused severe disruption to the rail network and airports. Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium have recorded all-time national temperature highs for the second day running and Paris has had its hottest day ever as the second dangerous heatwave of the summer sears western Europe. David Salas y Mélia, a climatologist, said the heatwave was one “of quite exceptional intensity”. Damage to overhead line equipment occurred in Peterborough, Handsworth and Camden, as well as a trackside grass fire caused by cables snapping near West Hampstead. [14], On 23 July, 80 departments of France were included in an orange heat wave alert by Météo-France, and 20 departments were included in a red alert the next day. For comparison, the entire melt season in 2012 caused 290 gigatonnes (320 billion short tons) gigatonnes of ice loss. 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