World Meteorological Service AccuWeather Important seasonal forecasts for the European summer have been issued.
The summer of meteorology begins on June 1, and the summer solstice will begin on June 20, which will mark the beginning of the astronomical summer.
AccuWeather’s team of meteorological experts warned that the summer heat will spread to Europe and that parts of the African continent will have longer rains, which may cause serious problems for farmers. Considering that this year’s winter weather lasted longer than usual in parts of Africa, even some summer crops that are usually drought-resistant may face problems.
The following is a long-term forecast from meteorologist AccuWeather.
The hottest regions this summer will be Portugal, Spain, southern France and most of Italy, as the heat from North Africa spreads to northern Europe and southern Europe.
In summer, the average temperature in Southwest and Southeast Europe is expected to be close to or higher than normal. The average temperature in June is expected to be 21 to 26 degrees Celsius, and the average temperature in July is 26 to 34 degrees Celsius.
In addition to high temperatures, precipitation is expected to be lower than normal. Lack of rain can cause agricultural problems and delays in crops including olive trees.
Meteorologist AccuWeather wrote that throughout the summer, storm trails across Europe will continue to move to the north of the continent, and dry weather will appear in the central and southeast regions.
Heat will also spread from Spain and Italy all the way to southern England, northern France, Belgium, Germany, southern Poland, Ukraine and the Balkan countries. However, meteorologists point out that in these areas, the spread of warm weather is not consistent.
AccuWeather meteorologist Tyler Roys said: “There may be high temperatures in the west and east, but they will never occur at the same time.” He added: “There is very little heat that is evenly distributed in two regions of the African continent. Heat is more likely to spread in waves.”
The spread of warm weather will also be gradual. The further away from the thermal center (Spain, Portugal), the longer it will take for an area to reach higher than normal temperatures. Therefore, it is expected that heating time in France and Germany will be longer only in late July and early August.
In Central Europe and the Balkans, the average temperature is expected to be 19 to 21 degrees Celsius in June and 21 to 25 degrees Celsius in July. It is expected that the average temperature in August will begin to drop to 19-21 again.
Rainfall is expected to be below average in Central Europe and the Balkans this summer, especially in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
In Dalmatia, summer is expected to be very hot, with below-average rainfall.