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DMI warns: the Risk of drought until the summer

While the month of march was rekordvåd, april so far has been dry as dust.

Forecasting tørkeindeks since mid-april hit the second-highest step on the scale, a nine-figures. Meteorologist at the weather service Steen Hermansen notes, therefore, that it gradually looks quite serious', even though it is not unusual to have a dry period in the spring.

- here is approaching yet the limit of it pretty unusual, says the weatherman.

- In relation to the tørkeindeks we can expect for the season, we have built up a massive water deficits of approximately 60 mm on a national scale, and it can be of importance for the tørkesituationen a long time to come, complements Mikael Scharling, who is a climatologist at DMI.

you will Go and miss a rain shower, however, there is a comfort to download. According to DMI, there is a bit of rain on the way.

- This is already true in the current week, which can get a little, and especially on weekends we might be lucky, depending on how one looks at the cases, " says Steen Hermansen.

The trend continues into next week, when the weather becomes more unstable, but on the long term, we can easily risk a repeat of last year's parched summer.

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water deficits forward to summer

Although tørkeindekset according to Steen Hermansen, hopefully, will be halved in the course of the next week's time, the dry month of april may have implications for the tørkesituationen many months, informs the DMI.

It will likely mean that the country gets hit by several wildfires in the coming months, says Mikael Scharling.

- In the last 36 days, since 19. march is nationwide just fell 6.4 mm of precipitation. At the same time, the sun has bathed the country in sunshine in the 289 hours equivalent to the entire 8 hours per day. day. Tørkeindekset in the same period increased from 0 to just under 9, which corresponds to the ’high risk of drought.

Tørkeindekset wont to be approximately 3.5 last april, about 6 in early June, and between 6 and 7 in July and april.

The high level of tørkeindekset in the spring means, however, that a summer with normal sunshine and rainfall, therefore will still be relatively dry.

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