Summer is officially over. Today is the first day of autumn

Summer is officially over. Today is the first day of autumn
Summer is officially over. Today is the first day of autumn

In the coming weeks, the nights will grow longer until the winter solstice on December 21st, while the days will grow shorter. At the winter solstice, the days are the shortest and the nights are the longest.

The seasons alternate regularly because the Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees to the plane of the orbit. As the Earth revolves around the Sun, the northern and southern hemispheres of the planet are alternately inclined towards the Sun or away from it. When the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun, it is summer in the Czech Republic and other countries in the northern hemisphere, when the southern hemisphere is tilted, it is winter in the Czech Republic.

Meteorologists have a different division of the seasons, for whom autumn began on September 1 and ends on the last day of November. Fixed three-month periods were introduced for the needs of uniform processing of climatological data.

According to data from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, this summer in the Czech Republic was the sixth warmest since 1961. The average temperature for June to August was 18.8 degrees Celsius, in the Czech Republic it was slightly cooler than in Moravia and Silesia. In terms of precipitation, this summer is average, with over 250 millimeters falling on the territory of the Czech Republic. Meteorologists recorded the most rain in June, while July was the driest.


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