It was a cooler August

It was a cooler August
It was a cooler August

This year’s August was one of the warmest months recorded in Europe in the last century, but not in the Eastern Mediterranean and in Greece.

According to the National Observatory of Athens and, throughout Greece, the average maximum daily temperature in August fluctuated lower than the average of the period 2010-2019.

“This is mainly due to the prevalence of particularly low pressures in the Central Mediterranean and unusually high pressures in North-Eastern Europe, a combination that often caused instability in our region and the occurrence of precipitation” report the EAA meteorologists.

Arta and Ioannina showed up to -1.7 degrees Celsius less than average and Igoumenitsa, -0.3 degrees.

According to the EAA data, in the first 10 days of August the temperature fluctuated slightly above the normal levels for the season, the second half of the month was particularly “cold”, with the exception of the period of high temperatures between August 17 and 19 when there were positive temperature deviations up to +5°C.

For the Peloponnese and Central Greece it was the 2nd coldest August since 2010, while for Western Greece and the Aegean Islands it was the 3rd coldest (5th for Crete).

Also, in Macedonia, Central Greece and the Aegean Islands, up to 27 days with negative temperature deviations (Samos) were recorded out of a total of 31 days of the month.

The article is in Greek


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