June one of the coldest in Portugal

in News · 09-07-2019 14:10:00 · 2 Comments
June one of the coldest in Portugal

While June 2019 has been found to be the hottest recorded globally, it was the coolest in 20 years here in Portugal.

According to the Portuguese Met Office, last month was the coldest since the year 2000, and the 13th coolest since records began.

Average temperatures were just above 18 degrees Celsius, 1.2 degrees below averages.

Rainfall met existing averages, except in southern Portugal, where the area affected by drought increased in June


Comments:

And yet there has been no research into why or the possible changes in the gulf stream

by Paul R from Other on 11-07-2019 02:27:00

The unusually cool sea off Portugal (2°C under the long term average) coupled with the predominately north west or westerly airflow was the main reason for the cool June and May repeat itself in July, unless the pressure patterns encourage a warmer easterly or south easterly airflow off Iberia /North Africa to boost the sea temperatures.

by Nick Geal from Algarve on 10-07-2019 10:39:00
Interactive Topics, send us your comments/opinion on this article.

Please note that The Portugal News may use selected comments in the printed edition of the newspaper.