Tuesday, July 30 2019, 14:30 CEST
West and Central Europe,
July 23-27, 2019
Observed 2 m temperature
past 6 hours, July 25, 18 UTC
Image Source: ECMWF
As at the end of June, there was also a heat wave in Central Europe in July. Numerous new records were set.
The all-time record from 2015 was also broken twice. The new all-time record was set on 25.07.2019 in
Lingen with 42.6 °C.
Due to the long-lasting and extraordinary heat, the all-time temperature record of 2015 (40.3 °C in Kitzingen) was broken twice. First a new record was set on 24.07 (40.5 °C in Geilenkirchen). But only one day later (25.07) this record was broken again, by 2.1 °C. This deviation from the old record is already enormous. The new all-time record was set in Lingen/Ems with a temperature of 42.6 °C. This value has already been confirmed by the German Weather Service (DWD). Therefore the 42 °C - mark could be exceeded for the first time in Germany.
Numerous new decades and monthly records were also set at other locations (see table).
New national records were also set in Germany's western neighbors. In the Netherlands, a new temperature record of 42.7 °C was set in Deelen. A new record was also set in Belgium with 41.8 °C in Begijnendijk. Temperature records were broken in Luxembourg (Steinsel, 40.8 °C), England (Cambridge Botanical Garden, 38.7 °C) and France (Paris, 42.6 °C).
24 hours maximum temperatures in Germany (left) and in southern and France/Belgium (right):
Data source (for France and Belgium): Meteociel.
Data source (for Germany): Deutscher Wetterdienst.
Due to the long heat wave and the already too dry soils, there were fires in fields and forests during these days. The water level is also continuing to fall, as much too less precipitation has fallen in recent months in most of Central Europe. Individual trees also die due to drought, so that they can fall down.
July 30th, 2019