Weather Prague: The fifth warmest summer in the last 248 years!

This summer’s average temperature in Clementine was 1.5 degrees above the normal used by meteorologists based on data from 1991-2020. The deviation from the long-term average from 1775 to 2014 was plus 3.2 degrees Celsius.

“This summer ranked with its average temperature fifth among the 248 summer seasons since 1775so it belongs to the two percent of the warmest summer seasons for this period,” meteorologists said.

They measured all five of the warmest summer seasons in Klementin this millennium. The warmest summer since 1775 was in 2019 with an average temperature of 22.9 degrees, followed by 2018, 2003, 2015 and 2022. Only behind this summer is the summer of 1834 with an average temperature of 22.1 degrees Celsius. On the contrary, the coldest summer since 1775 was in 1844 with an average temperature of 16.4 degrees.

This year’s June, with an average temperature of 22.3 degrees Celsius, became the fifth warmest in the last 248 years. July was slightly cooler, the monthly temperature was exactly 22 degrees on average, but it was still among the ten percent of the warmest Julys recorded so far. In August, they measured the average temperature in Klementin, the same as in June, i.e. 22.3 degrees. August 2022 was ranked eighth in the historical table.

Heat islands in Prague in June 2022.

Author: ECOSTRESS Science Team (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

In Klementin, located in the historic center of Prague, the weather has been monitored continuously since 1775. Although the measurements at this station are influenced by a number of factors, for example the location of the measuring devices within the area or the location in the very center of the city, according to meteorologists, they represent a unique and extremely valuable source of information for modern science about the state of weather and climate in modern history.



Heat islands in Prague in June 2022.

Heat islands in Prague in June 2022.

Author: ECOSTRESS Science Team (NASA/JPL-Caltech)


The article is in Czech

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