Extremely hot weather in Serbia due to a weather phenomenon called blocking pattern

Climatologist and professor of meteorology at the Faculty of Physics, Vladimir Djurdjević, says that the culprit for such hot weather and high temperatures that have been going on for days is a meteorological phenomenon called blocking patterns, and also explains how the region has found itself in their centre.

“These hot summers that we have now and that have been going on for the last 10-15 years will become something of a standard in the next 20 years. That’s why we can expect every summer to be like this or an even slightly hotter,” says Djurdjević.

He points out that temperature records were broken in June and that July will also be extremely hot with an occasional dip in temperature.

“Fortunately, the temperatures will drop soon, especially on Friday with more precipitation, which is especially important because we have been in serious deficit for several weeks,” said Djurdjević.

The culprit for such weather is a meteorological phenomenon called blocking patterns. Djurdjević explains that it is a kind of large spatial circulatory system of several thousand kilometres.

Blocking patterns occurs when centres of high pressure and/or low pressure set up over a region in such a way that they prevent other weather systems from moving through.

Djurdjevic also underlined that hot weather causes the biggest problems in agriculture. “It will rain on Friday and on Sunday/Monday night which is more than welcome for crops,” he added.

(Blic, 14.07.2021)



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