Portugal, It was subjected to exceptional drought throughout its landsexperienced in a month
The hottest July in 92 yearsThe National Meteorological Institute announced in its monthly climate bulletin on Friday.
Historic record of 47 degrees Celsius
This is the month
The Most exciting Since it began collecting similar meteorological data, according to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).
The average maximum temperature was 31.16 degrees Celsius, the institute said, adding that during this period the thermometer reached an all-time high of 47 degrees in July.
This temperature was recorded on July 14 at the Pinhao (North) Meteorological Station.
In terms of precipitation, it was July
Fourth dry month since 2000the corresponding amount of precipitation
Barely about 22% of the averagesays the institute.
drought and fires
It also exacerbated dehydration. At the end of July, 55% of the land was classified as
severe dryness and 45% in ‘extreme drought’. In July, the heat wave that hit Portugal and other countries in Europe caused devastating forest fires. According to scientists, frequent heat waves are an unmistakable sign of global warming due to human activities and these heat waves are expected to multiply, lengthen and intensify.
Portugal experienced an early drought this year, with winter being the fourth hottest and fifth driest since 1931.