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Above normal temperatures predicted in the United States this summer

Photo: Jon Shapley Jouston Chronicle via Associated Press These predictions, however, do not indicate anything about the extreme events that could occur this summer.

Agence France-Presse in Washington

Published at 15:36

  • United States

The United States is expected to experience above-normal temperatures from July to September, according to a forecast Thursday from a U.S. government agency, which comes as the country experiences its first significant heat wave of the year.

“What we are forecasting is that most of the United States, with the exception of a few locations, is expected to experience “above normal” temperatures. “, Johnna Infanti, meteorologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said at a press conference.

These predictions do not indicate however, nothing on possible extreme events (heat waves or record temperatures, for example) which could occur this summer, she clarified.

The first big wave of the year's heat in the United States is currently affecting the northeast of the country — an early heatwave since summer is only just beginning.

Some 95 million Americans are under heat alerts, according to the government website heat.gov. This should last until the weekend, according to the country's weather services (NWS).

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“The early arrival of heat in the summer season” as well as “its persistence over several days, weak winds and few clouds will be aggravating factors,” warned the NWS. “People without access to reliable air conditioning need to find a way to cool themselves. »

On Wednesday, the small town of Caribou, in the state of Maine (north-east), equaled its heat record with a temperature of around 35.5°C. New York and Washington exceeded 30°C again on Thursday.

President Joe Biden was briefed Thursday on “extreme heat affecting populations across the country.”

He also received the latest information regarding Storm Alberto and its impact on the US states of Texas and New Mexico, as well as the fires affecting New Mexico and California.

Last year was the hottest on record globally, and according to NOAA, 2024 has a 50% chance of breaking that record. In any case, it will certainly be among the five hottest years recorded, according to the American agency.

Repeated heat waves are a marker of global warming. the planet linked to climate change, scientists insist.

According to experts from the World Weather Attribution reference network, a heat wave having hit the south at the end of May and the beginning of June -western United States, Mexico and Central America has been made 35 times more likely by human-caused climate change.

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