Iraq | The heat dome is causing the strongest heat wave of the year, and temperatures may exceed 50 degrees Celsius next week

2024-06-14 2024-06-14T13:42:31Z
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Arabia Weather - Specialists from the Air Operations Department at the Arabia Weather Center said that the latest outputs of the so-called computer simulation indicate that Iraq will be affected by the heat dome phenomenon during the next week, including the period of Eid al-Adha, which will cause a heat wave that is considered the most severe this year, during which temperatures may exceed the 50 Celsius threshold. In the south, it is within this value in Baghdad, amidst a hot and exhausting atmosphere, with recommendations to postpone Eid visits until the evening period.

 

Arab Weather specialists: The most intense heat wave of the year hits Iraq during the week of Eid, and recommendations are given to avoid leaving homes at noon and afternoon.

 

In detail, it is expected, God willing, that Iraq will be affected by the strongest heat wave of the year, starting on Saturday and continuing for a week, with its intensity and frequency increasing as we head toward the middle and end of the week, as a result of the intensification of the air pressure in the upper layers of the atmosphere, which fuels the heat dome phenomenon, which is accompanied by a blazing air mass. At the level of the lower layers of the atmosphere, there is a clear rise in temperatures, exceeding their normal levels by about 8-9 degrees Celsius, and the weather is very hot and scorching in all regions of Iraq, amid recommendations to postpone visits during the Eid for the evening and night and avoid exposure to the sun’s rays at noon and afternoon.

It is expected that the hot, dry northwestern winds will continue to blow over Iraq at the beginning of the week, with moderate intensity, active at times and stirring up dust and dirt plankton, but it is expected to intensify as the effect of the heat wave increases in the middle and end of the week, to be active to strong, stirring up dust waves, especially to the south.

Computer simulation: Temperatures may exceed 50 degrees Celsius in the southern regions, while reaching 50 in Baghdad, especially at the end of the week.

 

Looking at the computer simulation outputs that show the temperature trajectory, we find that the southern regions of Iraq will be most affected by this heat wave, as temperatures range from 50-52 degrees Celsius, especially Basra, the Samawah Desert, and the cities of the Middle Euphrates, while it reaches 50 Celsius in Baghdad and the central cities. Iraq, especially from Tuesday until the end of the week, while it ranges from 44-48 degrees Celsius in the north, except for the high mountain peaks, and the weather is fiery and exhausting.

 

The probability of fires rising in Iraq next week due to the heat wave

 

The weather maps developed by ArabiaWeather also show a high fire probability index, which is extreme in most areas of Iraq as a result of the high temperatures during the expected heat wave as a result of dry grasses, low levels of humidity, and dry weather. Therefore, it is recommended to take the utmost caution and caution against the dangers of fires, especially in agricultural areas. Orchards and forests.

 

We at the Arab Weather Center recommend that during the heat wave, pay attention to the following:

  • Avoid prolonged and direct exposure to sunlight
  • Drink sufficient amounts of fluids and moisturizers constantly
  • Do not leave compressed containers and any flammable materials inside closed vehicles under sunlight
  • Do not leave children inside closed vehicles, even for a short time
  • Be aware of the risk of increased levels of dust and its impact on patients with respiratory problems, respiratory problems, and horizontal vision
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing and hats.

God knows.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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