“Summer is abnormally warm”
Temperatures for June and July were far higher than normal in most parts of the northern hemisphere. The blue area on the map indicates the exception, with colder than normal temperatures. You know where this was.
Next summer may be different
He does not think this summer’s low temperatures in Norway indicate a new trend we have to acclimatise ourselves to here, however.
“I think that Western Europe having been so cold this year is a coincidence. We have had some northerly wind, which has given us below normal temperatures. Next summer may be quite different. This summer says little or nothing about the next one,” professor Drange declares, but with one small reservation.
“We still don’t know anything about the long-term trend. Global temperature and those in the northern hemisphere are on the way up, overall. However, temperatures vary from year to year, and some summers will be cool. Norway’s geographic position has been unfortunate this year, but this may soon change,” he concludes.
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