Unpredictable weather – Labor Newspaper
Newspaper The Guardian (UK) said this week, intense heat has affected Southern Europe and North Africa.
Many places in Spain hit record highs in May, including the city of Jaén in Andalusia, which recorded 40.3 degrees Celsius on May 20, according to Spain’s Aemet weather agency. In North Africa, the city of Sidi Slimane – Morocco experienced the hottest day on record: 45.7 degrees Celsius.
Scientists believe that the severity and duration of heat waves are expected to increase in the future as a result of a warmer global climate. In western and northern Europe, strong storms caused high winds, torrential rain, hail and tornadoes last weekend. The city of Paderborn, western Germany, was hit by a tornado, injuring 43 people.
Unusually cold weather in Colorado – USA this year. Photo: AP
In the state of Colorado – USA, an unseasonal snowfall occurred on May 21. In addition, the cold front caused temperatures to plummet 30 degrees Celsius in less than 36 hours, resulting in snowfall in many parts of the US. In the southeastern United States and Mexico, the dust storm swept across the Atlantic Ocean to the state of Florida, causing gray skies and reduced air quality.
Meanwhile, AP On May 28, meteorologists warned that the super-drought in the West will not go away until the La Nina phenomenon – related to drought, wildfires in the western United States and causing many storms. in the Atlantic Ocean than – happens.
The current La Nina dual current set a record for strength last month and is forecast to potentially extend off-season (into winter) for the third year in a row.
Michelle L’Heureux, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s office of La Nina and El Nino forecasting, points out that La Nina-like events are occurring more frequently over the past 40 years. .
Scientists Azhar Ehsan, Columbia University (USA), said that dangerous heat in India and Pakistan this month and in April is related to La Nina. A 1999 economic study found that drought from La Nina cost US agriculture $2.2-6.5 billion, much higher than the $1.5 billion caused by El Nino.
Elsewhere in the world, landslides and floods have killed at least 31 people in northeastern Brazil. On May 28, the state of Pernambuco – Brazil said more than 1,000 people were forced to leave their homes because of floods. About 32,000 families live in landslide or flood risk areas in the state.
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