Climate Change in Portugal

NASA confirms the hottest August in the last 136 years

Sept. 28, 2016

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NASA confirmed today that the month of August was the warmest globally since there 136 years, equaling the value of July 2016. In these two months the average temperature on Earth was the highest since there are global instrumental record (start in 1880).

Since October 2015 (11 consecutive months) that occur monthly record of global average temperature. NOAA has not published figures for August 2016 but said recently that the month of July 2016 was the month with 379 values ​​above the average of the 20th century, the latter with negative anomaly was December 1984.

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In Portugal, the months of July and August 2016 equaled the highest maximum monthly temperature in August 2003 (32.2 ° C), with only three months whose values ​​are above 32 ° C (Bulletins Climatological) .

In relation to the average temperature for July 2016 was the 2nd warmest since 1931 (beginning of the series), only July 1989 presented a higher average temperature value. August was the month of August 5th warmest behind 2003, 1949, 2010 and 2005.

august 2016 IPMA

In the summer of 2016 (June, July, August) the value of the maximum air temperature in continental Portugal, was the highest since 1931, 30.6 ° C, about 2.9 ° C above the normal value 1971-2000 . It was also 2nd hottest summer since 1931 (after 2005) with the value of the average temperature of 23.0 ° C, about 1.8 ° C above the average.

Since 1931, 6 of the 10 hottest summers occurred after 2000, and the summer of 2005 the hottest in 86 years.