The long period of hot weather observed this year was commented by academician, professor and chairman of the National Special Committee on Climate Change Konstantinos Sinolakis.
“Obviously, this is not normal,” he said, referring to the extremely high temperatures observed this summer, speaking in the main newsletter of the Sky TV channel about the approaching heat wave.
“This is something that, unfortunately, is consistent with the predictions of climate models 10 years ago about the impact of global warming,” he said, adding that “similar events with 10 days of continuous heat, which were predicted to be no earlier than 2040, we we suddenly saw it in 2021. And that really worries us, ”he said.
Sinolakis: “If we do absolutely nothing, we will end up having even more days of extreme weather events.”
Sinolakis emphasized that there are many climate models that are even more ominous because “if we do absolutely nothing, it looks like we will have more days of extreme weather as the 21st century changes. times more, ”he said, stressing that now we need to stabilize the global climate and slow down global warming, so that these ominous scenarios do not become a reality.
“We are already seeing the results of climate change,” said Mr Sinolakis, explaining that statistically what we see is that, unfortunately, the meteorological models that have made different estimates of extreme events, climate change and how many days of heat will be, they not only are beginning to be confirmed, but are also being confirmed much earlier than expected.
Extraordinary weather forecast from EMY
From Tuesday, the country is expected to very intense heat, as, according to forecasts, this week the thermometer will rise to 45 degrees.
EMY has released an Emergency Weather Bulletin that hot air masses moving from North Africa to Greece will cause a strong rise in temperature from tomorrow Tuesday (27-7-2021).
It is noted that from Thursday (29-7-2021) to Tuesday (3-8-2021) temperatures will be very high throughout Greece.
On Tuesday (27-7-2021) high temperatures will prevail in the western, central and northern country. The highest temperatures are expected to be noted:
Mainland Greece: in the western part of Sterea, inside Epirus and Thessaly (up to 39-40 degrees Celsius) and in central Macedonia (up to 38-39 degrees Celsius). Insular Greece: in the Ionian Islands (up to 35-36 degrees Celsius).
On Wednesday (28-7-2021), high temperatures will prevail almost throughout the country. The highest temperature readings will be:
Mainland Greece: in western Sterea and Thessaly (40 to 41 degrees Celsius), as well as in central Macedonia and the interior of Epirus (up to 39-40 degrees Celsius). Insular Greece: in the Ionian Islands, in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea and in the Dodecanese (up to 37 degrees Celsius).
High temperatures will prevail across the country on Thursday (29-7-2021). The highest temperature readings will be:
Mainland Greece: in western Sterea and Thessaly (up to 41-42 degrees Celsius), as well as in central Macedonia and the interior of Epirus (up to 40-41 degrees Celsius). Insular Greece: on the Ionian Islands (up to 38-40 degrees Celsius) and on the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea and the Dodecanese (up to 37-38 degrees Celsius).
From Friday (7/30/2021) to Tuesday (8/3/2021) temperatures will fluctuate at very high rates, and their maximum values on the mainland will reach about 43 degrees Celsius, while the temperature will remain high during nights, with minimum values above 25-26 degrees Celsius.
This bulletin will be updated on the following days, if necessary.
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