(ORDO NEWS) — The first decade of July in the Lower Volga region was marked by an unprecedented haze. The indisputable dominance of the Asian anticyclone was accompanied by the weather “million per million” – when the sky is clear, and extreme heat. So, for example, in Volgograd 3 days in a row – on July 6, 7, 8, the thermometer bars rose to record values in meteorological history: + 38.8 °, + 40.4 °, + 41.3 °, respectively. This has not happened in these days for more than 100 years!
Moreover, literally 0.5 ° was not enough to beat the absolute maximum of the whole of July, belonging to 1972 – then meteorologists recorded + 41.8 °, but this was July 10th. That is, something similar in Volgograd was almost 50 years ago! A normal July climate, the daily temperature in the city is + 29.3 °.
The reason for this was the blocking Siberian anticyclone, which against the backdrop of sunny and dry weather provided the southeast draft of winds, carrying sultry air masses from Central Asian deserts throughout the entire thickness of the troposphere. In addition, the climate continues to be “nervous”: global warming is occurring on all fronts, especially in Russia, where its pace is 2.5 times stronger; the temperature gradient between the pole and the equator is erased, slowing down the traditional west-east transport of air masses and enhancing the meridional processes, which happened the day before.
In the next few days it will become hot again, but the upper range will not exceed the + 37 ° mark. In addition, from the middle of the coming week, cyclonic activity will intensify, thunderstorms will charge, which, together with the north wind, will bring coolness to the region up to + 25 … + 30 °.
According to long-term forecasts, there will most likely not be such a 40-degree heat this summer, and the temperature background is expected to be close to its climatic norm (nights + 15 … + 20 °, daytime + 26 … + 31 °) with a 30% rainfall in August, for which the norm is 36-37 mm.
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