Turkey hits abnormal heatwave, +48,4°C (119°F), only 0,6°C from absolute national record from 27. August 1961!

All September weather records in the country have been overcome. If temperature +48,4°C were official, an official record it would be broken by more than 5°C.

As we pointed in series of previous articles /https://mkweather.com/2020/08/30/supertropical-heatwave-35-47c-95-116f-from-slovakia-up-to-israel-israel-465c-cyprus-438c-hungary-382c/; https://mkweather.com/2020/09/01/eastern-mediterranean-the-best-place-for-vacation-in-the-1st-half-of-september-greece-42c-turkey-45c/; https://mkweather.com/2020/09/02/turkey-439c-romania-372c-ukraine-362c/; https://mkweather.com/2020/09/03/severe-storms-has-shifted-to-e-se-europe-ukraine-5-day-with-32-37c//, Eastern, Southeastern Europe, Turkey and East Mediterranean hit during last days historical September heatwave.

On Thursday, temperatures in Turkey has been only few tenths below absolute maximum temperature national record of Turkey from 27. August 1961, +49,0°C (120°F).

In Adana was measured on Thursday unbelievable +48,4°C (119°F) according to ogimet.com and all-time September records has fallen across the whole territory of southern Turkey /https://www.ogimet.com/cgi-bin/gsynext?state=Eur&rank=500&ano=2020&mes=09&day=04&hora=03&Enviar=Ver/.

According to https://www.aa.com.tr, measured temperatures has been little lower. Adana registered 45,1 degrees Celsius (113,1 degrees Fahrenheit) which is the highest temperature in the province as the previous hottest September was recorded in 1994 with 43,2 degrees Celsius (109,7 degrees Fahrenheit), the Turkish State Meteorological Service said. The temperature in other southern provinces – Osmaniye 45,3°C (113,5°F), Mersin 41,5°C (106,7°F) and Hatay 42,6°C (108,6°F) – broke previous records from 1994, 1946 and 1994, respectively /https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/turkeys-south-records-hottest-september-in-history/1962416/.

Hot weather stays in the region during next week, in the southern Turkey untill 20. September, with maximum temperatures from Monday to Thursday up to +44°C.

Infographics: wxcharts.com, ogimet.com

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