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Europe saw hottest summer on record in 2022: These countries broke temperature records

Last summer was Europe’s hottest on record, according to the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). 

Northern and western Europe were hit with prolonged, intense heat waves. Many countries saw drought and wildfires as temperatures soared and rainfall was low. Crops suffered, rivers dried up and thousands of deaths were caused by the extreme weather. 

These warm months contributed to an average that made 2022 Europe’s second warmest year ever, exceeded only by 2020. European temperatures have increased by more than twice the global average over the last 30 years.

Copernicus found that overall, last year was the world’s fifth warmest since at least 1850 with the last eight years being the hottest on record. 

People walk arround the remains of the church of Sant Roma de Sau as it emerges from the low waters of the Sau Reservoir, north of Barcelona, Spain, August 8, 2022. ALBERT GEA/REUTERS

The data shows that the planet is now 1.2°C warmer than it was in pre-industrial times due to human-caused climate change, according to C3S. 

2022 was yet another year of climate extremes across Europe and globally.

Samantha Burgess

Deputy director of C3S

“2022 was yet another year of climate extremes across Europe and globally,” says Samantha Burgess, deputy director of C3S. 

“These events highlight that we are already experiencing the devastating consequences of our warming world.”

The 2022 Climate Highlights report shows clear evidence that avoiding the worst consequences of climate change will require swift adaptation and urgent reduction of carbon emissions, she adds.  

Amid record-breaking months, analysis of average temperatures in some European countries has shown that 2022 was their hottest ever year. 

All of Europe, except for Iceland, saw annual temperatures that were above the 1991-2020 average.  But western and southern Europe saw some of the highest temperatures last year. 

Here are the countries that broke heat records last year.

Record-breaking temperatures become more likely in the UK

At the start of January, experts revealed that 2022 was the UK’s hottest year on record. Average temperatures were over 10°C for the first time ever according to Met Office figures.

“Although an arbitrary number, the UK surpassing an annual average temperature of 10°C is a notable moment in our climatological history,” Dr Mark McCarthy, head of the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre said.

He added that it comes as no surprise as all 10 of the years with the highest average temperatures have occurred since 2003.

“It is clear from the observational record that human induced global warming is already impacting the UK’s climate.”

People watch the sunset from Greenwich Park viewpoint, during a heatwave in London. REUTERS/Maja Smialkowska

And these record-breaking temperatures are likely to become more frequent, according to a study by Met Office scientists.

“The results showed that recording [a] 10°C [average] in a natural climate would occur around once every 500 years, whereas in our current climate, it could be as frequent as once every three to four years,” says Met Office attribution scientist Dr Nikos Christidis.

If the planet warms by 2.7°C by the end of this century – as is projected with current global emissions targets- an average temperature of 10°C could “occur almost every year”, he adds.

France’s temperatures are ‘symptomatic of climate change’

In November, Météo-France declared 2022 the warmest year since records began in 1900. Provisional figures put average temperatures for the year between 14.2-14.6°C, far exceeding the previous record of 14°C set in 2020.

All months of the year except January and April were warmer than usual and average rainfall was 25 per cent lower than normal.

“Punctuated by climate extremes, 2022 is symptomatic of climate change,” France’s national weather service said in a statement.

A man uses cool morning hours for a run on a small road in the outskirts of Frankfurt, GermanyAP Photo/Michael Probst

Ireland sees its 12th consecutive warmest year

Ireland saw a year of hot, dry weather too. Met Éireann said 2022 was provisionally the warmest year since 1900 – breaking records previously set in 1945 and 2007.

The average for the year was 10.8°C marking the 12th consecutive year where temperatures were above normal. 21 of the 22 years this century have been above normal, the country’s weather service said.

A view of the Ter river running dry toward a reservoir near Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, Spain.AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Portugal see six heatwaves in a year

The average temperature in Portugal for 2022 was 16.64°C – 1.38°C above the usual value. According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere, this breaks records set in 1997 making it the hottest year ever for the country.  

Though records for the highest temperature on a single day weren’t broken, Portugal saw six heatwaves from May to October last year.  At one point in 2022, nearly all of the country was suffering from ‘severe drought’ conditions.

Spain experiences high temperatures and a lack of rain

Spain also experienced its hottest year on record in 2022. For the first time ever, average yearly temperatures surpassed 15°C, according to Aemet, the country’s national weather service.

Spain saw repeated heatwaves from May to October with some “extremely warm” months, Aemet said in its preliminary report last month. It has left levels in reservoirs low causing Barcelona and parts of Catalonia to impose water restrictions due to a lack of rain.

Switzerland has hottest year since records began

Switzerland’s meteorological service has confirmed the alpine nation’s annual average temperature of 7.4°C was “by far the highest value since measurements began in 1864”.  

Unusually warm weather this winter has also left the Alps without their usual blanket of snow causing chaos for ski resorts. 

An Italian Financial police officer blocks the access to the Marmolada mountain and the Punta Rocca glacier near Canazei, in the Italian Alps in northern Italy.AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Italy saw record highs all through 2022

Summer droughts reduced water levels in Italy’s main rivers by three-quarters and slashed agricultural production by a third. Record-breaking temperatures led to thousands of deaths while unseasonably warm weather and lack of rainfall caused the deadly collapse of a glacier.

Experts first began reporting that 2022 would be the country’s hottest on record in July. By December, it was statistically impossible for the average temperatures to fall below those of 2018, previously the hottest year.

July was Spain’s hottest month on record


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FILE – Youngsters dive into the Mediterranean sea during a hot sunny day in Barcelona, Spain, July 21, 2022. Spain’s weather agency said July was Spain’s hottest month on record. The agency said Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, that the month had a record-breaking average daily temperature of 25.6 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

MADRID – Spain has never had a month as hot as July in more than six decades, the national weather office AEMET said Monday.

For the first time since weather records started in 1961, July registered an average temperature of 25.6 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit), that was 2.7 C (36 F) above the recorded average for any month of July.

The southern Andalusian town of Morón de la Frontera posted the highest temperature of the month with 46 C (115 F) on July 24. The northwest Galicia region posted a record temperature of 44 C (111 F) in the city of Ourense.

The extreme heat and lack of rain has caused many wildfires and worsened a drought in many areas. The European Forest Fire Information System says 2022 has been the worst year so far in terms of scorched territory and the number of fires for Spain. The agency says 240,000 hectares (585,00 acres) have been razed in more than 370 fires in Spain.

Neighbouring Portugal’s weather service IPMA also said July was the hottest since national records began in 1931. The average temperature was 25.1 degrees Celsius (77.3 degrees Fahrenheit), it said. That was almost 3 degrees C higher than the expected July average.

To the north in France, last month was the driest July since measurements began in 1959.


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It could end in death for tourists: three popular countries have issued a warning

Most of Europe is engulfed in intense heat. Popular countries such as Spain, Portugal and France have issued travel warnings due to extreme weather. Details reported by The Sun.

First of all, the warning applies to elderly travelers and tourists with heart and vascular diseases. They are being asked to take extra precautions when traveling abroad this summer. nine0005 The TakingCare Personal Alarms report found that older adults may be at risk of death or acute illness during heat waves if they do not take steps to stay cool.

Hot weather is especially dangerous during holidays, as vacationers spend more time outdoors and under the sun. First of all, the warnings issued by the experts of the popular countries concerned the restrictions of the usual food. According to them, you should avoid eating ordinary food in Europe during a heat wave, as this can be fatal. nine0003

Home safety and prevention expert Louise Jasitis shared tips on how seniors can stay safe on vacation. “Older people are likely to want to go outside when the weather is nice, but they are more susceptible to fever-related illnesses, which can be fatal,” she said.

To stay safe in the sun, older campers “should drink fluids throughout the day rather than wait until they are thirsty” as this group of people are more at risk of dehydration and overheating on hot days. It’s not just the health-recommended 6-8 glasses a day, but more. nine0003

If travelers are staying in rented accommodation abroad, “if possible, it is recommended to avoid using the oven or stove when it is hot outside, as additional heating of the air can increase the risk of fever-related illness, especially among vulnerable populations,” the expert warned and suggested using slow cookers and air fryers instead.

In addition, travelers were advised to eat outdoors. According to the travel website Restaurantengine, “street” breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are popular in temperate climates and during the spring, summer, and fall months. nine0003

“People like to dine outdoors when the weather is fine. The style is casual yet festive with a party vibe. If your restaurant has an outdoor patio or outdoor seating, they offer al fresco dining,” the website states.

It is also important for older travelers to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible, especially at noon or during the hottest hours of the day. “The elderly should be encouraged to stay indoors when the sun is at its hottest, between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. If this is not possible, it is important to stay in the shade and away from direct sunlight,” read the recommendation of European countries. nine0003

In addition, there is another classic law of sun exposure: you must always wear a hat or other headgear. In terms of clothing, hikers should wear light, light-colored cotton clothing to help keep them cool. “Avoid any heavy synthetic materials and sunglasses with 100% UV protection,” the expert shared and explained that this is because older eyes can also have difficulty quickly adapting to any changes from light to dark. nine0003

“Finally, it is important for the elderly to lower the temperature at home, helping them stay cool and avoid overheating. Keep all windows closed during the day and keep curtains closed or blinds down to minimize temperature rise through glass,” the order also noted.

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Official name: Kingdom of Spain

Capital: Madrid
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
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Passport validity: at least 3 months from the end of the trip
When to go?
Recreational and swimming seasons in Spain differ due to the fact that Spain has both mainland holidays: Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, and island holidays: Tenerife, Mallorca, Gran Canaria. nine0049

On the mainland, the swimming season lasts from May to October. Undoubtedly, the best months for a vacation are July, August and the first half of September. In the south of the country – on the Costa del Sol, the swimming season officially starts in June, but in this part of Spain you will not find a decently warm sea even in the hottest time of the year. This is due to the cold current, originating from Antarctica and generously beating cool waters on the southern coast of Spain and Portugal. Therefore, in the south of Spain, the air warms up to 30-35 degrees per season, but the sea often does not exceed 20-22 degrees. nine0049

As for the islands: in Mallorca there is a lot of time for swimming, from mid-May to the end of September. It has an excellent climate, beautiful beaches, among which there are real “bounty beaches”, many sunny days and magnificent nature.
A completely different island of “eternal spring” Tenerife in the Canary archipelago. This island is interesting because it does not get cold in winter and very hot in summer. Everything is balanced here. The beach season, in fact, lasts all year round, but the high season is in September-October, when the sea warms up to the maximum. nine0049

What currency should I take?
It is most advantageous to exchange rubles for euros in Russia.
Which resort should I choose?

Costa Dorada, Costa Brava

The inimitable Barcelona, ​​the capital of Catalonia, is located in the middle between two resorts – Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. Barcelona, ​​in addition to the obvious architectural delights, will surprise you with a magnificent oceanarium, singing fountains, the beautiful Park Güell and, undoubtedly, the greatest creation of Gaudi – the Sagrada Familia. On the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada you will get a quality beach holiday – wide beaches with golden sand and clear sea are magnificent here. There are also enough attractions in both resorts. On the Costa Dorada are the famous Spanish Portaventura Disneyland and a huge water park, the city of Reus is the birthplace of Gaudi, Tarragona is an ancient city that has been standing since the time of the Roman Empire. On the Costa Brava there is the most beautiful town of Girona and the city of Figueres with a museum of an artist with an unearthly imagination – Salvador Dali. The undoubted advantage of these resorts is the proximity to Barcelona – an hour by bus or train and you are there. nine0097

Costa del Sol

The authentic south of Spain – Andalusia, which absorbed the culture of the peoples of the west and east, shining with the gold of Seville, will shelter you on the Costa del Sol. Local attractions are like wonders of the world – the magnificent Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, the breathtaking Mesquita, the capital of the colonial gold rush Seville – all this can be visited while relaxing on the Costa del Sol.



Mallorca is perfect for both families with children and young people. Mild climate and warm sea, excellent cuisine and quite good shopping – all this is here. Well, young people are given the opportunity to hang out at discos until the morning and come off to the fullest in sleepless Magaluf.

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are an amateur, due to their climatic features. The Canary Islands are the islands of eternal spring, since the temperature of the sea and air in the archipelago changes slightly with the change of seasons. The water temperature here is not too high and ranges from 19up to 23 degrees. Volcanic landscapes and the Teide volcano, excellent local cuisine, cheese and wine, excellent beaches – all this is in the Canaries. It will be especially comfortable for people who cannot tolerate heat and high humidity.