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Monthly Review June 2021

The month of June was much too warm compared to the reference period 1961-1990. With
With a monthly average of 20.2 °C, it was the second warmest June in Dresden-
Klotzsche since 1961 (+ 3.8 degrees deviation). Only the heat of June 2019 turned out to be 22.1 °C
than significantly warmer.

256 hours of sunshine were registered, a significant plus of + 57 hours compared to
the official reference period 1961-1990. The record still holds unreservedly
June 2019 with 358 hours.

The sum of all individual precipitation measurements reached 67.0 mm in Coswig in June.
The monthly total thus corresponded to 110% of the normal value for this month. we
registered a slight in terms of the total amount of precipitation that fell
above-average first summer month, but in terms of
Rainfall totals in our region compared to most other areas
Saxony's was quite modest (Garsebach 63 mm; Coswig 67 mm; Radebeul 72 mm).
For example, at 128 mm, Dresden-Klotzsche was well above those listed
rain totals. A single thunderstorm cluster on the last day of the month helped
heavy rain meant that June in Coswig and the surrounding area was not significant overall
turned out too dry.

Weather Characteristics: The view of the northern hemisphere was partly good in June
distinct, almost standing Rossby waves of the jet stream. Central Europe was there
at the 500hPa level repeated on the front of a far south reaching
High altitude lows over France, with very warm air masses prone to thunderstorms
were introduced. In the area of an almost stationary low-pressure channel across
Germany, there were storms in western Saxony, especially on June 5, with
Amounts of precipitation up to more than 100 mm were recorded. The low-pressure trough was
largely stationary and did not reach East Saxony. It remained until the 3rd decade of the month
there largely dry under the influence of high pressure, which also means that the topsoil in many places
dried up again. In the last decade of the month, Central Europe was hit again by the
Front of a high altitude low. The progression of the high-altitude low (Troges) to the east was
stymied by a strong high over Russia. Disturbances were repeated
north-easterly and caused a severe thunderstorm situation in the south-east
Germany and the Czech Republic. The devastating tornado over the Czech Republic on June 24 occurred
connection with a huge thunderstorm cluster. Another thunderstorm cluster reached
finally also our region on the last day of the month and led to the desired,
partly very productive, precipitation.

Summary: The extraordinary drought of the entire soil (due to the still strong
dried out deeper soil layers) will continue to exist without restrictions for the time being.


author: Wilfried Küchler

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