Sahara Desert Migrates North into Europe

 

Northerly curvature of Jet Stream this summer
Northerly curvature of Jet Stream this summer


Humidity migrates north onto Sahara
Humidity migrates north onto Sahara


A very rude northern curvature of the Jet Stream roasts Europe with the escaping heat of the Sahara as rains and humidity begin to creep northward on the desert.

In another weird weather development the Sahara Desert has been pushing Northward into Europe this summer. This is being caused by a very persistent and very rude northerly curvature of the Jet Stream. Normally this Jet Stream would be over Northern Africa and would keep the heat of the Sahara Desert trapped on the Sahara, but with this northerly curvature of the Jet Stream the damaging heat of the Sahara desert has now migrated north into central Europe, where it has been sitting for weeks now. You can see this northerly curve in the Jet Stream in blue on the Image of Europe from the Wunderground weather website. Countries all over Middle Europe are reporting temperatures around 100 degrees. Meanwhile, one consequence of this shift has been that humidity from Africa’s tropical jungles is now pushing northward onto the Sahara, as you can see in the humidity map of Africa from the Wunderground site.

One of the consequences of this weather pattern has been a problem for farmers on the Sahel. Since the 1990s the desert has pushed southward, and this has caused farmers on the Sahel to move onto flood plains, and now with the rains pushing Northward they are getting flooded out as the low lying flood plains are once again being flooded this year. Unusually heavy rain has also been falling in countries all over the region, which is causing problems for people who are adapted to sparse rains..

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