In South Korea, the first time in history July colder than June

For the first time since start of record-keeping temperatures in 1973, South Korea’s average temperature in July was lower than that in June, according to Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

July´s temperature anomaly could be linked with “exceptionally high temperatures in the Arctic caused by global climate change”. Meandering of jet-stream (his cold part with Arctic cold blasts) this time hit the most eastern parts of continent according to Korean meteorologists.

Cold Arctic blasts was arriving from the north and extra-tropical cyclones and tropical lows were bringing heavy rain and floods.

June 2020 was in South Korea’s hottest June on record, with an average temperature of +22.8°C, 1.6°C above monthly average. The July that followed, finished with an average temperature +22.7°C. This was the first time July has been cooler than June since records began in 1973, 1.8°C below the monthly average.

Patern had continued during the first decade of August 2020 ” South Korea’s interior ministry said landslides and floods killed 16 people, left 11 missing, and at least 1,600 are displaced from their homes. In the hardest hit provinces more than 5,000 houses and facilities were reported flooded or damaged. More than 8,000 hectares of farmland have been inundated.” /

Last days, Korea is aliving a heatwave after long time and China reports severe line of storms, which deals country to hotter east and colder central. On the west of China is hot, too.

Flash floods, mudslides kill 13 people in South Korea | South ...
South Korea under the flood at the beginning of the August 2020 /
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