Globally, 2019 is on its way to being one of the five hottest years since record-keeping began in the late 19th century. 4. Britain also set a new temperature record for July and was on course to register an all-time high. [66], On 25 July, Network Rail began to impose speed restrictions across its network to reduce buckling rails, as track temperatures surpassed 50 Â°C (122 Â°F). 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. [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. [4], The heat wave was caused by a strong omega block,[5] consisting of hot, dry air from North Africa, trapped between cold storm systems. All rights reserved. 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[56], At Sømna-Kvaløyfjellet, a weather station on a coastal hill 302 m (991 ft) ASL in Nordland in Northern Norway (65°13′16″N 11°59′34″E / 65.2210062°N 11.9926825°E / 65.2210062; 11.9926825), the overnight low on 28 July did not go below 26.1 Â°C (79.0 Â°F), beating the previous national record for the warmest night of 25.5 Â°C (77.9 Â°F) recorded 6 degrees of latitude further south in Halden, south of Oslo, in July 1933. 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. Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun; 30. Thu 25 Jul 2019 09:24 Last night was also the warmest night of the year so far in Belgium. Belgium - Belgium - Climate: Belgium has a temperate, maritime climate predominantly influenced by air masses from the Atlantic. Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands also set all-time heat records, while London set a record for July of 98.4 degrees. [13] Nevertheless, more than 50 French cities exceeded their previous high temperature records in this heat wave. The melting was forecast to peak on 1 August. Pairi Daiza zoo in western Belgium fed iced chickens to tigers, and watermelons, also encased in ice, to bears. Forest fires are exceedingly rare in Greenland.[31]. A study published this year by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich said the 2018 summer heatwave across northern Europe would have been “statistically impossible” without climate change driven by human activity. [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. [37] The following day, 40.7 Â°C (105.3 Â°F) was measured in Gilze-Rijen (also North Brabant). A record 56.5 percent of Greenland Ice Sheet was showing signs of melting on 31 July. France … $9.25. A zoo in Belgium said it was feeding frozen chickens to its tigers and watermelons encased in ice to its bears. 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. 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. On 28 July, Helsinki recorded a temperature of 33.2 Â°C (91.8 Â°F), breaking the city's previous record. [23], On 25 July, a temperature of 42.6 Â°C (108.7 Â°F) was recorded in Lingen, Lower Saxony. 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. Due to high river water temperatures and sluggish flows, particularly in France and to some extent Germany, a number of thermal power stations that use once-through cooling and do not have cooling towers had to reduce output or shut down to avoid breaching environmental limits on river water temperature designed to protect aquatic life. [40], On 22 July, ProRail announced code red for traffic controllers, as extra alertness was necessary for disturbances on the tracks and other problems due to heat. 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. [44][45] This continued into the following day, except with four other routes made unavailable; Amsterdam—Alkmaar, Amsterdam—The Hague, Duivendrecht—Lelystad and Schiphol—Nijmegen. Free shipping On 25 July, a bush fire occurred in Hamm, and a fire truck exploded when it became engulfed in flames whilst attending the scene. The peak of the latest heatwave is forecast on Thursday, with cooler weather and rain expected to provide relief from Friday. ",, "Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stuck for hours in 40C after power failure", "Na de hitte: het onweer. [68], Many heat-related incidents on the country's rail network caused widespread disruptions, especially affecting intercity services from London. [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). July 25, 2019; LONDON — Never in recorded history has Paris been hotter than it was on Thursday, when the temperature neared 110 degrees. 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 When and where was the hottest day in the UK, 2019? More weather in Belgium. 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. Due to a power failure in a chicken barn in Neer, 4,000 chickens died. To prevent forest fires due to the heat and dry weather, fire bans were also put in place in several locations in Sweden. [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). DWD said the mass of scorching air was hanging “like a bell” over an area stretching from the central Mediterranean to Scandinavia, squeezed between low-pressure zones over western Russia and the eastern Atlantic. [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. [47] Hundreds of chickens also died whilst being transported to Poland on 24 July because of rising temperatures. 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. 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. [46], Many farm animals died as a result of the high temperatures, mainly due to ventilation systems failing. Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have recorded their highest ever temperatures, in a heatwave searing Western Europe. The heat wave has caused paralysis and chaos all over the continent. • 1 January — Fifteen Flemish municipalities merge into seven, the first such merges for several decades The previous records in both countries dated back to the 1940s. [21], Two nuclear reactors in southwest France were shut down and the output of six reactors were curtailed to avoid breaching environmental limits on the temperature of the rivers they use for cooling water. [57][58] [60] However, a meteorologist at the institute stated that although above average, temperatures in the south of the country were not as extreme. [27], After the heat wave ended in mainland Europe, the mass of warm air traveled north to Greenland, causing a heat wave that led to a melting of some 197 gigatonnes (217 billion short tons) of ice in July. July 25, 2019. [15][16] On 24 July, a temperature of 41.2 Â°C (106.2 Â°F) was registered by Météo-France in Bordeaux, breaking the city's previous record of 40.7 Â°C (105.3 Â°F) in 2003. On 25 July, a red alert for extreme heat was put in place for the entire country by Meteolux. 3. View historic weather. It breaks the previous record for the hottest day … Bordeaux saw an overnight low of 26.8 Â°C (80.2 Â°F), beating the previous record of 25 Â°C (77 Â°F, 2006); Lille saw 23.2 Â°C (73.8 Â°F), exceeding the July 2007 record of 22.5 Â°C (72.5 Â°F). Temperatures in Brussels are set to reach 38C and 41C tomorrow. Météo-France said the mercury at its Paris-Montsouris station in the French capital surpassed the previous high of 40.4C, set in July 1947, soon after 1pm and continued to climb, reaching 42.6C soon after 4pm. Météo-France said the conditions “require particular care, notably for vulnerable or exposed people”. [75], As of 1 August, the World Meteorological Organisation considered July 2019 to be at least tied for the hottest month ever recorded, based on global average temperature. [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. But in the meantime, 20 départements in northern France, 13 Italian cities and all of Belgium remained on red alert. 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. With water restrictions in place in many areas, low river levels prompted officials to ban cruises on a 37-mile (60km) stretch of the River Danube in Germany. In the previous month, a national record temperature of 46.1 Â°C (115.0 Â°F) was measured in the southern commune of Gallargues-le-Montueux. [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. At a Glance. [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. [74], Several flights were cancelled and delayed from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports due to "extreme weather conditions across Europe". The highest-paying company in 2019 pays a median salary of $170,929 — here are 9 other companies that pay the most Published Wed, Sep 18 2019 … [53] The highest recording approved was 35 Â°C (95 Â°F) at the Mosjøen Airport on 27 July, the warmest temperature ever recorded in Northern Norway and a tie with the all-time national high for July. On 23 July, Public Health England renewed a heat warning for the whole of the United Kingdom, urging people to "keep hydrated, find shade and take protection against the sun". It came a day after an all-time national high of 40.5C was recorded in Geilenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia. On Monday Britain saw its hottest winter day on record, with the mercury in the Welsh village of Trawsgoed hitting 20.6 Celsius (70 Fahrenheit). [41] The same day at 22:32 CEST they ended the orange alert for the whole country. [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. Highs in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium exceeded for second time in 24 hours, Thu 25 Jul 2019 19.01 EDT July 2019. The latest continental weather warnings come after data collected by C3S showed global average temperatures for June 2019 were the highest on … 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). ... France, and 18.8C in Uccle, Belgium. Scientists say the climate crisis is making summer heatwaves five times more likely and significantly more intense. The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Andorra, Luxembourg, Poland and Germany all set new monthly records during last month’s European heatwave, while France recorded its highest ever temperature of 45.9C in the southern commune of Gallargues-le-Montueux. [25] Twenty-five weather stations in the country reported temperatures of 40 Â°C (104 Â°F) or higher on 25 July. [40], On 27 July, the KNMI ended the orange alert for South Holland, Zeeland, North Brabant and Limburg. Available for everyone, funded by readers. “This is the highest recorded temperature for Belgium in history – since the beginning of measurements in 1833,” said the KMI-RMI’s Alex Dewalque. 47 / 43 °F. 2019 on the whole was found to be on track for the new hottest year on record. Belgium is in the midst of a heatwave that is gripping Europe this week. [32] The same day, a temperature of 40.8 Â°C (105.4 Â°F) was measured in Steinsel, the highest ever recorded in the country,[33][34] beating the record of 40.5 Â°C (104.9 Â°F) set in Remich in 2003. [52] However, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute later did not approve the recording due to too much gravel and too high vegetation near the station. The UK has seen its hottest July day and second hottest day on record as the mercury hit 38.1C (100.6F). East Midlands Trains services between Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and London St Pancras were disrupted due to overhead wire damage from the heat of the previous day, and an emergency timetable was put in place. Actual highs in Europe in late June. 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. 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]. 43 / 39 °F. [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 ? 2019 HOT WHEELS #101/250 PORSCHE 917 LH #3/10 HW RACE DAY BLUE AND WHITE #11. [63] On 29 July, the Met Office announced confirmation that sensors at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden recorded a temperature of 38.7 Â°C (101.7 Â°F) on 25 July,[64] breaking the national all-time record of 38.5 Â°C (101.3 Â°F) set in Brogdale, Kent, on 10 August 2003. Previously, June 2019 was found to be the hottest June on record. [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. Units without air conditioning or openable windows were also taken out of service. [69][70] Trains arriving and departing from Birmingham New Street and around the West Midlands were also disrupted. 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. [48] On the same day, hundreds of pigs died in Middelharnis because of power failure in ventilation systems,[49] and 2,100 pigs died in Maarheeze as barns reached temperatures of 40 Â°C (104 Â°F). 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. At Ukkel in Brussels the temperature didn’t fall below 23.7°C. First published on Thu 25 Jul 2019 06.08 EDT. On 26 July, a temperature of 34.8 Â°C (94.6 Â°F) was recorded in Markusvinsa, the highest temperature recorded in the north of Sweden since 1945. “I ask everyone who can avoid or delay their journeys to do so,” the French environment minister, Élisabeth Borne, said. A spokesperson from Heathrow said that flights had been affected by overnight storms as a result of the heat. Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium have recorded all-time national temperature highs for the second day running and Paris has had its hottest day … [18][19], On the night of 24–25 July, France saw its hottest night since records began, as the whole country averaged an overnight low of 21.4 Â°C (70.5 Â°F), exceeding the record from the 2003 heat wave. In Scotland, Edinburgh recorded its hottest temperature on record, reaching 88 degrees (31.2 Celsius). [22] This reduced French nuclear power generation by around 5.2 gigawatts at a time of increased electricity demand due to the use of cooling devices. [19][38][39] The West Frisian Islands was the only region for which no weather alert had been issued but there was a heatwave for the first time ever on Vlieland and Terschelling since measurements started in 1996. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute issued a Class 1 heat warning for parts of the country, as well as a warning for potential water shortages in August in 15 counties. [59] Mainly, the reason for this was that July started with a cool spell in Northern Europe in between the two heat waves. The grueling heat, that lasted from July 21-26, wreaked havoc in places such as Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Major French cities including Lille, Rouen, Dijon and Strasbourg were also set to register new all-time highs, the service said, joining a dozen others – including Bordeaux – to have set records this week. [4], According to the French Ministry of Health, 868 people were reported to have died in France as a result of the heat wave. Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 25, 2020 than the day … Frontal conditions moving from the west produce heavy and frequent rainfall, averaging 30 to 40 inches (750 to 1,000 mm) a year. And the mercury is expected to rise even further. ... Light rain. After recording a new high of 40.2C at Angleur on Wednesday, Belgium’s Royal Meteorological Institute (KMI-RMI) said the temperature at Kleine Brogel near the Dutch border rose on Thursday to 40.6C. All-time record highs were set in several countries. 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. Hottest day on record: 38.7 °C recorded at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens on 25 July Dr Mark McCarthy is the head of the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre. Fog. [11] One death was reported. [50], Nearly 400 extra people were reported to have died during the heatwave compared to a regular summer week. On 24 July, the highest ever recorded temperature in Belgium was measured, reaching 40.2 Â°C (104.4 Â°F) in the town of Angleur,[7] exceeding the previous record of 38.8 Â°C (101.8 Â°F), reached in 1947. [67] Measures also included painting railway tracks white to reduce the temperature of the steel, and cancelling services. Germany’s Deutsche Bahn also said rail passengers who had booked tickets for Thursday or Friday and wanted to delay their trips because of the heat could do so until 4 August without extra charge. As trains were exposed to high temperatures, more maintenance was required and some were taken out of service. In Belgium, where temperatures reached an all-time high of … Mostly cloudy. [12], In July 2019, France experienced its second heat wave in less than a month, beating several regional and national temperature records. 44 / 38 °F. Belgium and Germany registered their highest-ever temperatures, while the Netherlands saw its hottest day in 75 years. [73] All Eurostar services to and from Paris were also suspended for an "undetermined amount of time" due to an exploded cable, as well as delays lasting up to an hour on Brussels services. 43 °F. On Tuesday, Meteo France registered 41.2C (106.1F) in the south-western city, breaking a 2003 record of 40.7C. 1. [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. 42 / 40 °F. For comparison, the entire melt season in 2012 caused 290 gigatonnes (320 billion short tons) gigatonnes of ice loss. The high-pressure area of hot air, called Yvonne, stretched from the central Mediterranean to Scandinavia and was pinned between two low-pressure areas, one over western Russia and the other over the eastern Atlantic.[6]. Oct 25, 2020 - Daylight Saving Time Ended. 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Forecast for the next 2 weeks. [35][36], In the Netherlands, an orange alert was put in place for the entire country due to the extreme heat. “And it could climb even higher,” the service said, noting that 43C in the shade “is the average maximum temperature in Baghdad, Iraq in July”. [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. The same was true of Belgium… Wednesday’s Dutch record of 39.3C (102.7F), set in Eindhoven, lasted less than 24 hours, with the mercury at a weather station at the southern Gilze-Rijen airbase climbing on Thursday afternoon to 40.4C, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) said. David Salas y Mélia, a climatologist, said the heatwave was one “of quite exceptional intensity”. The extreme temperatures follow a similar heatwave last month that made it the hottest June on record. “When it is this hot it is not just people in a fragile state who can have health problems.”. On the same day, 33.7 Â°C (92.7 Â°F) was recorded in Porvoo. [8][9] On the same day, passengers were evacuated from a Eurostar train that had broken down between Halle and Tubize, as many began to fall ill due to the extreme temperatures. 14 day forecast, day-by-day Hour-by-hour forecast for next week. [10] On 25 July, the record was again broken, reaching 41.8 Â°C (107.2 Â°F) in Begijnendijk (Flemish Brabant). The previous hottest month on record was July 2016. Scroll right to see more. A day later, at Laksfors railway station south of Mosjøen, a temperature of 35.6 Â°C (96.1 Â°F) was recorded, equalling the national all-time temperature record first set in June 1970. East Midlands Trains, Southeastern and Greater Anglia advised passengers against all but essential travel. The Belgian town of Kleine Brogel hit 39.9C (102F), the hottest … [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. France’s SNCF rail operator and the Métro in Paris advised travellers to postpone their trips if possible. Met Office analysts claim Cambridge recorded 38.7C on July 25 - smashing the previous record. [65], New local temperature records were set in towns and cities across the country on 25 July, including 31.6 Â°C (88.9 Â°F) in Edinburgh and 35.1 Â°C (95.2 Â°F) in Sheffield. The high heat and dry conditions caused several fires during the heat wave. [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. [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. Belgium and the Netherlands also recorded their highest temperatures last week. July 01, 2019. 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. Passengers were advised not to start new journeys as the overheating of overhead cables rendered many services unable to run.
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