[55] Also on 27 July, Trondheim Airport recorded a new all-time high with 33.5 °C (92.3 °F) and saw five consecutive days with high above 32 °C (90 °F). For Oxford, it was a one-in-10 year event. Temperatures as high as 37.5 °C (99.5 °F) were recorded in Berlin-Tempelhof, and Brandenburg had temperatures reaching 38.6 °C (101.5 °F), exceeding the previous June record of 38.2 °C (100.8 °F) recorded in Frankfurt. [24], De Bilt, where the headquarters of the KNMI is located, recorded a temperature of 33.2 °C (91.8 °F),[25] and parts of Uden and Gelderland recorded temperatures as high as 36 °C (97 °F). Medium hochladen Wikipedia: Ist ein(e) Hitzewelle: Ist Teil von: Juni 2019, Hitzewellen in Europa 2019: Startzeitpunkt: etwa 23. Published on Jul 25, 2019 An intense heatwave across much of Europe was at its peak on July 25, with Paris hitting its highest-ever temperature of 41°C. East Midlands Trains, Southeastern and Greater Anglia advised passengers against all but essential travel. The heatwave in Europe follows extreme heat episodes in Australia, India, Pakistan and parts of the Middle East in 2019. 25 July 2019. [40], On 22 July, ProRail announced code red for traffic controllers, as extra alertness was necessary for disturbances on the tracks and other problems due to heat. But the UN has warned that it could cause further environmental damage. [17] Numerous records were broken along the Mediterranean coastline. In France. In the previous month, a national record temperature of 46.1 °C (115.0 °F) was measured in the southern commune of Gallargues-le-Montueux. Copy link. 26 July 2019. [63] On 29 July, the Met Office announced confirmation that sensors at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden recorded a temperature of 38.7 °C (101.7 °F) on 25 July,[64] breaking the national all-time record of 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) set in Brogdale, Kent, on 10 August 2003. The deaths of 868 people in France and one person in Belgium were reported, along with thousands of animals when ventilation systems in barns were overwhelmed. The Dutch government reported 400 excess deaths in the week of the heat wave, a figure comparable to those recorded during the 2006 European heat wave.[6]. The highest temperatures are likely to occur across western and central mainland Europe. [28] Like much of Western and Central Europe, most of Poland recorded temperatures as high as 33 °C (91 °F) on 26 June. [50], Nearly 400 extra people were reported to have died during the heatwave compared to a regular summer week. [14], France observed temperatures in excess of 45 °C (113 °F) for the first time in recorded history. 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Published on Jun 30, 2019 Climate scientists have linked the heat wave hitting Europe to man-made climate change. First published on Tue 2 Jul 2019 08.21 EDT . The rapid study by a respected team of European scientists points to an array of evidence that man-made global warming was behind the continent’s most recent heat wave. Share. About sharing. [14], In September of the same year, the French Ministry of Health announced that 567 were reported to have died during the heat wave. [30], A wild fire which has been burning near Sisimiut since early July necessitated dispatching firefighters from Denmark, as the fire was endangering inhabited areas and had the potential to continue burning through the winter. [18], Five people died nationwide: four from drowning and one from heat stroke. The grueling heat, that lasted from July 21-26, wreaked havoc in places such as Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. According the UK Met Office, temperatures in southwest Wimbledon reached 96.3°F, the highest temperature ever recorded during the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Why Europe's heatwave is so unusual In pictures: Europe's June 2019 heatwave June 2019 European heat wave: Starting from 25 June, very hot air masses from the Sahara desert moved over Europe, leading to heat advisories in several European countries, including France, Germany and the UK. The gray areas around the median line show the interquartile and interdecile ranges of the data. While he indicated the stone walls were still stable for the time being, he explained that the walls were still saturated with water sprayed by firefighters during the blaze, and rapid drying from the extreme temperatures could adversely affect the stability of the structure. [25] Twenty-five weather stations in the country reported temperatures of 40 °C (104 °F) or higher on 25 July. The 2003 heat wave appeared at first to be an outlier. The KNMI issued a code yellow warning for large parts of the country due to the heat, and RIVM also put National Heat Plans into force in areas issued under code yellow. On 23 July, Public Health England renewed a heat warning for the whole of the United Kingdom, urging people to "keep hydrated, find shade and take protection against the sun". died in the fire. These particular events broke historical records in widespread areas, many of those standing since the historic heat waves of summer of 2003. East Midlands Trains services between Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby and London St Pancras were disrupted due to overhead wire damage from the heat of the previous day, and an emergency timetable was put in place. The heat wave is Europe’s new normal. "The 2003 European heat wave has caused about 70,000 fatalities. An unusually fearsome heat wave is gripping much of Europe, with all-time temperature records likely to fall in London and Paris on the same day. [57][58] [44][45] This continued into the following day, except with four other routes made unavailable; Amsterdam—Alkmaar, Amsterdam—The Hague, Duivendrecht—Lelystad and Schiphol—Nijmegen. [46], Many farm animals died as a result of the high temperatures, mainly due to ventilation systems failing. [71][72], On 26 July, all but essential travel had been advised against, after the extreme heat and storms caused severe disruption to the rail network and airports. [42][43] On 25 July, NS cancelled services on the Schiphol–Antwerp high-speed railway between Amsterdam—Schiphol—Rotterdam, and the connection between Amsterdam—Eindhoven and Eindhoven—Heerlen. [4], The heat wave was caused by a strong omega block,[5] consisting of hot, dry air from North Africa, trapped between cold storm systems. [69][70] Trains arriving and departing from Birmingham New Street and around the West Midlands were also disrupted. [12], In July 2019, France experienced its second heat wave in less than a month, beating several regional and national temperature records. Parks and pools extended operation hours in multiple cities. The record-breaking heatwave that struck France and other European nations in … Juni 2019: Endzeitpunkt: Juli 2019 (Anfang) Vorgänger: Dürre und Hitze in … This page was last edited on 26 July 2019, at 03:06 (UTC). [8][9] On the same day, passengers were evacuated from a Eurostar train that had broken down between Halle and Tubize, as many began to fall ill due to the extreme temperatures. Passengers were advised not to start new journeys as the overheating of overhead cables rendered many services unable to run. Aus Wikimedia Commons, dem freien Medienarchiv. [10] On 25 July, the record was again broken, reaching 41.8 °C (107.2 °F) in Begijnendijk (Flemish Brabant). Many countries were gripped by temperatures above 104 Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) between June 26 and June 30. (Lisi Niesner/Reuters) By . The United Kingdom saw its hottest July maximum temperature on record on the first day of the month (July 1) as temperatures rose to 98°F (36.7°C) at Heathrow airport in London. Share this … [11], France was one of the most affected countries from the heatwave, with much of the country exceeding 32 °C (90 °F) on 26 June. Extreme heat broke records in parts of Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. [16] Authorities in Paris opened public cooling rooms. France was hit especially hard. In many parts of the country authorities were planning for measures in case of water shortages. Tue 2 Jul 2019 09.21 EDT. [37] The following day, 40.7 °C (105.3 °F) was measured in Gilze-Rijen (also North Brabant). [24] This beat the record for the highest ever temperature recorded in Germany, following its previous record of 40.5 °C (104.9 °F) measured a day earlier. A spokesperson from Heathrow said that flights had been affected by overnight storms as a result of the heat. [54] The same day, a temperature of 34.6 °C (94.3 °F) was recorded further north in Saltdal; this is highest temperature ever recorded inside the Arctic Circle in Norway. [48] On the same day, hundreds of pigs died in Middelharnis because of power failure in ventilation systems,[49] and 2,100 pigs died in Maarheeze as barns reached temperatures of 40 °C (104 °F). The highest temperature of 38.2 °C (100.8 °F) was measured in Arcen, Limburg, on 26 July. In the 2003 European heatwave there were about 70,000 excess deaths attributed to the long hot spell. Forest fires are exceedingly rare in Greenland.[31]. The June 2019 European heat wave was a period of unusually hot weather affecting southwestern to central Europe, starting in late June and resulting in the hottest June ever recorded in Europe. [13] Nevertheless, more than 50 French cities exceeded their previous high temperature records in this heat wave. "The 2003 European heat wave has caused about 70,000 fatalities. A six-year-old child was hospitalised in critical condition after being hit by a stream of water from an illegally opened hydrant. Category:June 2019 European heat wave. Climate change and the European heatwave: It's complicated . Gallargues-le-Montueux recorded 45,9 °C, and Villevieille 45.1°C this afternoon. [46], On 29 June large parts of England, including the South and the Midlands, faced temperatures exceeding 30 °C (86 °F) with the highest temperature of 34.0 °C (93.2 °F) recorded at Heathrow Airport[47] and RAF Northolt. [60] However, a meteorologist at the institute stated that although above average, temperatures in the south of the country were not as extreme. [66], On 25 July, Network Rail began to impose speed restrictions across its network to reduce buckling rails, as track temperatures surpassed 50 °C (122 °F). [21], Two nuclear reactors in southwest France were shut down and the output of six reactors were curtailed to avoid breaching environmental limits on the temperature of the rivers they use for cooling water. On 28 July, Helsinki recorded a temperature of 33.2 °C (91.8 °F), breaking the city's previous record. [43], Areas with high altitudes also exceeded 30 °C (86 °F), with temperatures reaching as high as 30.3 °C (86.5 °F) in Col Des Mosses and Adelboden. Weather forecasters in the UK say the country will sizzle this week in a heat wave that could set a new record for hottest day. [20] Lille also saw a high of 41.5 °C (106.7 °F) the following day, above the record of 37.6 °C (99.7 °F) that had been set the previous year. [48] However, the heatwave was rather short lived in the United Kingdom, with temperatures dropping to near normal the next day. [26][27], Poland recorded high temperatures early in June, with much of the country exceeding 30 °C (86 °F) on 12 June. Europe heatwaves ; image copyright AFP. These heat-health early warning systems have activated civil protection efforts across the region. On the same day, 33.7 °C (92.7 °F) was recorded in Porvoo. This week’s latest and most punishing heat wave is expected to shatter all-time high records with temperatures predicted to hit about 108 Fahrenheit (42C) in … On 25 July, a bush fire occurred in Hamm, and a fire truck exploded when it became engulfed in flames whilst attending the scene. That weather event also broke records. 2019 on the whole was found to be on track for the new hottest year on record. Accessed June 28, 2019. Belgium recorded three consecutive days exceeding 30 °C (86 °F);[7][8][9] 25 June was the hottest day during this period, with many places exceeding 32 °C (90 °F) and other places nearly reaching 35 °C (95 °F). [11] One death was reported. 25 July 2019. It … image caption People crowd a beach on the island of Usedom, northern Germany. Above: Storks stand in their nest as the sun rises in Lebus, eastern Germany, on Friday, July 26, 2019, the third day of a record-shattering heat wave in Germany and neighboring countries. Mon 24 Jun 2019 11.41 EDT Last ... with hospitals preparing to deal with a wave of heat-related illnesses and the health ministry suggesting army doctors may … [15] Approximately 4,000 schools closed nationwide. [27], After the heat wave ended in mainland Europe, the mass of warm air traveled north to Greenland, causing a heat wave that led to a melting of some 197 gigatonnes (217 billion short tons) of ice in July. This comes as several countries … The high heat and dry conditions caused several fires during the heat wave. [26], At the end of the heat wave, on the evening of 26 July, a maximum purple alert for storms was issued for three districts (Landkreise) of the Land Baden-Württemberg, namely Freudenstadt, Böblingen and Calw. An 18-day heat wave in July 2006 rivaled 2003’s in its intensity, killing some 2,000 people in France. [14] The French Government acted more proactively for the heat wave in light of its failings during the 2003 European heat wave; 15,000 people died during that event in the country. [23], On 25 July, a temperature of 42.6 °C (108.7 °F) was recorded in Lingen, Lower Saxony. The new record, equivalent to 114.6F, was measured in southern France amid a Europe-wide heatwave. Europe sizzles in scorching temperatures as heat wave spreads across continent By Rob Picheta, CNN Updated 0326 GMT (1126 HKT) July 2, 2019 (CNN) Europe's scorching heat … [74], Several flights were cancelled and delayed from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports due to "extreme weather conditions across Europe". A second record-breaking heat wave of 3-4 days took place in Western Europe in the last week of July 2019, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees in many countries including Belgium and the Netherlands where temperatures above 40°C were recorded for the first time. [15] Museums with air conditioning allowed free entry for all people. June 28, 2019 / 10:36 AM / CBS/AP A woman poses as people bathe … ", "France records all-time highest temperature of 45.9C", "La ola de calor ya deja muertos en Europa", "France Suffers Through Hottest Day In Its History — 113 Fahrenheit", "France fries as thermometers hit record-high temperatures", "For the first time on record, #France sees a temperature above 45°C. image copyright AFP. On 24 July, a fire broke out near Schumannseck, and hay bales caught fire in a field. … It found that the temperatures experienced during the heat wave would have been 1.5 to 3 °C (2.7 to 5.4 °F) lower had it not been for anthropogenic global warming, and that temperatures recorded in France and Netherlands would have occurred there on average less than once a millennium. During the period of hot weather, environmental officials warned of poor air quality levels, which would especially affect the young, elderly and people with respiratory illnesses. [40] By 28 June more than 600 firefighters and six aircraft were deployed to combat the blaze. Travelers beware: all-time temperature records have been smashed in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands this week as the second big heatwave of the summer strikes western Europe. Nine of these were drownings, attributed to people cooling down, and another involved an exhausted farm worker who went unconscious after diving into a pool. [13] Owing to building codes with old structures common across the country, numerous buildings in France lack air conditioning. Accessed June 28, 2019. [1] It was caused by high pressure and winds from the Sahara Desert affecting large parts of the continent, according to meteorologists. Copy link . [3][4] France experienced temperatures in excess of 45 °C (113 °F) for the first time in recorded history. [21][22][23] Nationwide, the average temperature for all of June reached 19.8 °C (67.6 °F), marking the warmest June in 140 years of record-keeping. The extent and intensity of the heat wave was unusual for its earliness in the summer season. [14], On 23 July, 80 departments of France were included in an orange heat wave alert by Météo-France, and 20 departments were included in a red alert the next day. [20], Most of Germany recorded temperatures exceeding 32 °C (90 °F) on 26 June as well as large parts of the country exceeding 35 °C (95 °F). 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