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Monthly Review June 2022

The first summer month of June presented itself in our region with an average temperature
of 19.9 °C as 3.5 degrees too warm compared to the climate reference period 1961-1990.
It was the fourth warmest June since 1961. In June, the air temperature is in
Dresden has already increased by an average of 2.1 K in the period 1961-2022. On June 19 were
new June temperature records reported in many places (e.g. 39.2 degrees in Dresden-Strehlen).
Even in Garsebach b. Almost 38 degrees were measured in Meissen (Fig. 2). The ones for June earlier
typical sheep cold due to west and north-west weather conditions did not materialize.
The sun shone for a total of 289 hours. This corresponds to a clear plus of 90
Hours. In terms of hours of sunshine “achieved”, June thus reached after the
Record years 2019 and 2003 the 3rd place in the ranking of all June months since the beginning of the measurement. in the
June the sunshine duration in Dresden in the period 1961-2022 increased by 39
hours increased.

After the already very dry spring, the first month of summer brought June
far too little rain compared to the reference value 1961-1990. The sum of all
Individual measurements of precipitation in May in Coswig were only 26.5 mm. In order to
the monthly total was only 43% of the reference value for that month. The previous
The annual precipitation balance for 2022 is now a significant minus of 87.6 mm.
Accordingly, the plants were increasingly exposed to drought and heat stress.
The drought monitor of the Environmental Research Center Halle-Leipzig currently shows that the
persistent exceptional drought of the soil down to 1.8 m depth in our region
has become much more established again.

weather conditions:
For a long time, the course of the weather in Central Europe was characterized by a
again and again regenerating long-wave trough (extending from north to south
Low-pressure zone in higher atmospheric layers) over the eastern Atlantic and western Europe.
Heavy rains did not occur in our region. only one
Precipitation area of the small wave low SCARLETT crossed our space in the
night of 27.06. and temporarily led to widespread rainfall (of the order of
10 – 13 mm) to relieve the plants plagued by drought stress.


Fig.1: High-altitude weather map for 500 hPa from June 19, 2022: The map shows a high-altitude low in the
Northwest Spain and a high altitude further east. between the two prints
hot air was also led to Saxony. (Image source: Berlin weather map / FU Berlin).


Fig.2: Temperature curve in June 2022 at the DWD station Garsebach b. Meissen. Clearly
the pronounced maximum can be seen on June 19, 2022

Author: Wilfried Küchler

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