September in Europe was the hottest on record. The Guardian writes about this.
According to the meteorological bureaus of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Poland, France and Switzerland, cited by The Guardian, the average temperature in September exceeded the long-term norm by 3.5-4°C, depending on the country.
In the south of Spain, in the municipality of Montoro, the highest temperature on record in Europe was recorded in early September – 45.7°C.
The summer of 2023 became the hottest in the history of observations: temperature records were broken one after another. The European Climate Change Survey Copernicus expects this year to be the warmest in recorded history.
UN meteorologists link the record heat to man-made climate change and the natural phenomenon El Niño – an increase in the temperature of the equatorial waters of the Pacific Ocean. High temperatures lead to the death of people, animals and plants, and contribute to the spread of droughts and forest fires.