This map shows the temperature of the land surface on August 2, 2021. It is clear to see that surface temperatures in Turkey and Cyprus have reached over 50°C (~122°F), again. A map from June 30 (at the bottom of this article) shows pretty much the same situation. The Mediterranean has been suffering a heatwave for some weeks, leading to numerous wildfires. Turkey, for example, is reported to be amid the country’s worst blazes in at least a decade.
The map here was generated using data from Copernicus Sentinel-3’s Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer. While weather forecasts use predicted air temperatures, this satellite instrument measures the real amount of energy radiating from Earth – and dipicts the real temperature of the land surface.
Scorching temperatures hit both Greece and Turkey at the end of June 2021, leading to the temporary closure of the Acropolis – Greece’s most visited monument. This map shows the land surface temperature of Greece and surrounding countries on June 30. The data show that surface temperatures reached over 50°C in many locations including the northwest of Athens and many regions in Turkey. The blue spots visible near Albania are clouds. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2021), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
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