The Weather of June 2022 – A June with distinct periods of showery and sunny weather June 2022 was characterised by cloudy and showery weather during the first three weeks and most of the time sunny and very hot weather for the rest of the month. As for monthly rainfall, while more than 450 millimetres of rainfall were recorded over Tsuen Wan, Tai Po and Sai Kung Districts, the monthly rainfall recorded at the Observatory was only 349.2 millimetres, about 29 percent below the normal of 491.5 millimetres.
June 2022 was “3rd warmest on record” The global average temperature for June 2022 was about 0.32C higher than the 1991-2020 average which makes it the third warmest June on record. Europe as a whole had its second warmest June on record at about 1.6C above average. Extreme temperatures occurred from Spain across France and into Italy; above-average temperatures were also experienced in China, Japan, and the USA. Colder than average temperatures were seen over Greenland and most of South America.
‘We can do better, we must’ declares departing UN climate change chief, as COP27 looms over horizon Heat waves over Europe have increased three to four times faster than in the rest of the northern mid-latitudes, including the United States and Canada. Why? In a new
study, scientists have shown the increase is linked to changes in the jet stream. Periods during which the jet stream is split into two branches – so called double jet states – have become longer. These double-jet states explain almost all of the upward trend in heat waves in western Europe, and around 30 percent over the larger European domain.
Amazon Rainforest: Highest deforestation rate in six years Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has hit a six-year high, the national space agency, INPE, reports. The Amazon plays an essential role in the planet’s oxygen and carbon dioxide cycles, absorbing vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Brazil’s environment ministry said it had been forceful in fighting environmental crimes, although in a statement it failed to mention the spike in deforestation.
NOAA’s JPSS-2 Satellite slated to launch in November 2022 NOAA’s JPSS-2 satellite, the third satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System series, has cleared a critical testing milestone, bringing it a step closer to launch. The polar-orbiting satellite emerged from the chamber after completing its thermal vacuum testing. This test is meant to show that the spacecraft and all of its instruments will perform successfully when exposed to the harsh environments of space. JPSS-2 will provide data that inform weather forecasts, extreme weather and climate change.