News Digest Item
15 Mar 2017

“Germany and its heat-problem”

Süddeutsche Zeitung / DWD

Climate change is affecting temperatures in Germany more than the global average, writes Marlene Weiß in Süddeutsche Zeitung. The average temperature in Germany is now 1.4 degrees Celsius higher than in 1881, while the world’s average only saw a 1.1 degree Celsius rise. Germany's National Meteorological Service (DWD) said that while 2016 was not a record-hot year, it was characterised by “especially unequally distributed precipitation” and extremely heavy rainfall that led to flash floods.  The experts expect the underlying wheather pattern to occur much more often in the future, writes Weiß in Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Read the article in German here and the DWD press release in German here.

For background on wheather forecasts and renewables, read the CLEW factsheet Volatile but predictable: Forecasting renewable power generation.

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