Saturday 24 February 2018

Warmth of the ocean to blame for bad summer

SCIENTISTS believe they have discovered the cause of one of the wettest summers in Ireland in over 50 years.

Rising and falling ocean temperatures are the main cause of wet summers in northern Europe and majorly impact on our weather, according to a new study.

Scientists at the University of Reading investigated a phenomenon of temperature changes in the water over a period of several decades.

They found that a warmer Atlantic "favours a mild spring (especially April), summer and autumn, in England and across Europe".

Another finding is that the warmth of the ocean also tends to make northern and central Europe wetter than usual.

Irish Independent

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