European nations, including Austria, France, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland, have witnessed unprecedented heatwaves in September, adding to the growing series of extreme weather occurrences linked to climate change.
This concerning pattern emerges in a year marked by predictions of being the hottest in human history, as the impacts of climate change continue to intensify.
Austria, France, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland have all documented their highest-ever temperatures for September. These unusually warm conditions in Europe follow a recent report by the EU climate monitoring agency, which revealed that global temperatures during the Northern Hemisphere summer reached record levels.
In France, the average September temperature is projected to reach approximately 21.5 degrees Celsius (70.7 degrees Fahrenheit), surpassing the reference period from 1991 to 2020 by 3.5 to 3.6 degrees Celsius. This consistent trend of temperatures exceeding monthly averages has persisted in France for nearly two years.