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It is now official: in 2018, the warmest year since 1864

in 2018, in Switzerland North of the Alps the warmest year since the beginning of the measurements over 150 years ago. South of the Alps, however, is not yet sure whether it will be enough for the record.

On the Alpine-North side 2018 is the warmest, as measured by the year, such as SRF Meteo reported on Monday. In the South the record is still not sure of the year, two weeks is still missing. In comparison to the climatological relevant standard, from 1961 to 1990 the Alps was 2018 in the North to warm 2.5 degrees, and in the South nearly 2.5 warmer.

The extreme warm phase that prevailed not only in Switzerland but in many Parts of Europe, began at the beginning of April. Until November, the temperatures in all months, were too high. To cold of February and March.

No daily records, despite the strong heat

it is come 2018, no daily records, was, according to SRF Meteo at Bise in the North. 31. July it's been in Zurich for almost 36 degrees hot, and on 5. August were measured in Sion of 36.2 degrees. The records of 2015 – 39.7 degrees in Geneva and the heat summer of 2003, with 41.5 degrees Celsius in the Misox – but remained unmatched.

Numerous high-pressure areas are provided in the summer drought. However, the values of the record drought of the year 1947 are significantly higher than those of the past summer. In the annual statistics, the drought is reflected, however, only conditionally, such as SRF Meteo writes. Because of the warm January 2018 was in the North, locally the wettest since the start of the measurements, and also in November and December, it rained in some places, more than the average. In the South it rained at the end of October and beginning of November in a few days almost nonstop. (nag/sda)

Created: 17.12.2018, 16:46 PM

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