Record-breaking 2010 Eastern European/Russian heatwave

Record-breaking 2010 Eastern European/Russian heatwave

A global research group involving ETH Zurich has contrasted the hot summers of 2003 and 2010 at length when it comes to first-time. This past year’s heatwave across Eastern Europe and Russia ended up being unprecedented in all respects: European countries hasn’t skilled therefore summer that is large anomalies within the last 500 years.

The summertime of 2010 had been extreme. Russia was particularly difficult hit by the extraordinary temperature: in Moscow, daytime conditions of 38.2°C were recorded and it also did not get much cooler at night. Damaging fires due to the dry conditions covered a place of just one million hectares, causing crop problems of around 25%; the full total harm went to about USD 15 billion.

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