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Summer heat and drought break all records

Summer heat and drought break all records

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August was the hottest month in 184 years on record, according to the Government Weather Service

August was the hottest month in 184 years on record, according to the Government Weather Service

A hot, dry summer meant that the autumn harvest for Moselle wine grapes began in late August.

Photo Credit: Photo: Marc Wilwert

(Fixed that Luxembourg keeps weather records for 184 years instead of 182.)

This summer was the driest and second hottest in a century before the establishment of Luxembourg’s current borders more than 180 years ago, the government said Friday.

The average temperature in June, July and August was 19.3 degrees Celsius, the second highest since records began in 1838, after 2003, according to the agriculture ministry’s weather service AgriMeteo. According to the service, August was the hottest month in 184 years of record keeping.

Agrimeteo said this summer had the most days with temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius. The agency said hot weather and inadequate rainfall (about 67mm below normal since March) have caused the drought conditions. It was the driest summer since 1921, meteorologists said.

Data are taken from a network of 36 automatic weather stations in all regions of Luxembourg.

of Heat and drought were affecting the vineyards The vines themselves were at risk of damage in Luxembourg’s Mosel river basin, said Ern Schumacher, president of the private winemakers’ association in the region. is needed, but Schumacher said in July that it was not happening.

If human-induced climate change continues to bring hotter, drier summers, Luxembourg’s vineyards will We have no choice but to switch to growing grapes for red wine. The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology and the Viticultural Institute have found that instead of the white wines for which the Moselle region has built its reputation,


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