Although September 2022 was colder than average in Europe, globally it was the fourth warmest month of September on record, with a temperature nearly 0.3 degrees above the norm – the most critical situation in Greenland, where some locations they exceeded the monthly average by more than 8 degrees, reaching the highest temperatures ever recorded for this time of year. This was announced by the latest bulletin of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (Copernicus Climate Change Service, C3S), implemented by the European Center for Medium-Term Weather Forecasts on behalf of the European Commission, with EU funding.
The reported results are based on computer-generated analyzes using billions of measurements from satellites, ships, planes and weather stations around the world.
The resulting map is striking for the bright red that colors Greenland, which experienced the hottest September ever recorded since 1979, and for the blue that indicates the thermal anomaly that affected central Europe as far as Russia: according to the surveys, the average European temperature in September was about 0.4 degrees lower than the average temperature recorded in the period between 1991 and 2020.
As for the Arctic, sea ice was below average (by about 3%), although there were two noteworthy areas in the Siberian sector where sea ice was above average.
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