Iraq | The heat of summer is approaching and a heat wave is expected, accompanied by temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius at the end of the month

2024-05-26 2024-05-26T11:16:48Z
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Arabia Weather - Weather specialists at the Regional Arab Weather Center are monitoring the presence of indicators that Iraq will be affected in the last days of May by a heat wave resulting from the intensification of the Arab air high, which works to fuel the heat dome phenomenon, which is accompanied by an air mass with high surface heating that works to raise temperatures by approximately 50 Celsius, especially in the southern regions.

 

Arab weather specialists: The heat dome affects Iraq for the first time this year and creates a strong heat wave in the south

 

According to the latest computer outputs received, it is expected that Iraq will be affected for the first time this year by the heat dome phenomenon, which will activate a heat wave that will affect the Republic in the form of a significant and noticeable rise in temperatures, reaching in the capital, Baghdad, approximately 44-46 degrees Celsius, while it will reach for the first time in the southern regions. Such as Kut, Basra, and their environs, where the maximum temperature during the afternoon and evening hours reaches approximately 48 to 49 degrees Celsius, thus touching 50 Celsius amid a scorching, extremely hot, and exhausting atmosphere in general.

 

Scientifically and climatically: What is the heat dome phenomenon that will affect Iraq at the end of the month?

 

A heat dome is a climate phenomenon that results from an area of high atmospheric pressure in the high layers of the atmosphere that heats the air in the lower layers of the atmosphere due to a dynamic process called (heating under pressure), whereby with the compression of the air in a certain area under the influence of an air high in the high layers of the atmosphere, a heat dome is created. A hot, surface air mass whose intensity varies according to the region and the intensity of the air high, and also according to the period of its formation during the year.

 

The air riser traps the hot air like a lid or cover on a boiling pot. As the hot air expands vertically in the atmosphere, the high pressure pushes it toward the ground again. The air is compressed again under the area of high atmospheric pressure, causing it to gain more heat. This is scientifically known as sub-heating. the pressure.

 

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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