While it was a warm end to March for much of Europe, it was a downright hot end to March over the southwest edge of the African Sahel. Ghana has become the latest nation to claim a new national record. Since January 1, it’s a two way draw in new national record highs and lows.
Africa’s blast furnace heat is in the process of transferring hemisphere’s from south to north. During the spring months, the sub-Sahara region is in it’s dry season and therefore hottest while the Sahara remains comfortable until the dry season shifts north allowing the sub-Sahara rainy season to get going which the heat is focused directly over the Sahara. To […]
In 1984, the charitable supergroup Band Aid sang: “There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time.” In fact, it does snow in Africa at high elevations. Kilimanjaro has long been crowned by a cap of snow and ice, though it has been shrinking. Skiiers travel for natural and manufactured snow in the Atlas Mountains […]
Published: Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM EDT By Chris Dolce weather.com Story Highlights Intense heat in southwest Spain may have set a new record high for September across Europe. Portugal and Morocco also set new national heat records. Spain saw incredibly hot temperatures early this week that may have rewritten the record books for September […]
By: Christopher C. Burt , 10:45 PM GMT on July 22, 2016 Hottest Reliably Measured Air Temperatures on Earth As Jeff Masters mentioned in his recent blog, a temperature of 54.0°C (129.2°F) was observed at Mitribah, Kuwait on July 21st. According to the Kuwait Meteorological Department this was the hottest temperature ever measured in the […]
The northward migration of the sub-tropical high is well underway. The first of two hot zones is already scorching. Ahead of the rainy/monsoon season, sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Arabian Peninsula and sub-continental Asia is now in the 104-110F range widely across Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Arabia. It’s yet to get to the unbearable stage over Northwest India and Pakistan but once […]
When looking through the various charts this morning, there was one thing that grabbed my attention. The GFS and to an extent the ECMWF, has snow even in Africa in the coming days. That would be impressive given the averages are way up there by now. It should be getting warm, not cold in the desert […]