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05.08.2021

Climate characteristic of July 2021

The average air temperature in Belarus for the second summer month of 2021 was +22.5°C, which is 4.1°C higher than the climatic norm. July 2021 ranked 2nd in a ranked series of observations from warmest to coldest since 1881. The first place with a slight excess of 0.1°С belongs to July 2010. The above zero temperature anomaly spread throughout the country and was in the range of 4.0-4.2°C.

Deviation of the average air temperature in July
from the climatic norm on the territory of Belarus

The average air temperature in all three decades exceeded the climatic norm. The first and second decades were very warm, the average air temperature of which exceeded the climatic norm by 4.4 and 6.0°C, respectively. The air temperature in the third decade was 2.2°C above the norm.
In the first and second decades, a period with abnormally hot weather (heat wave) was noted, during which the air temperature during the day was mainly within +30 + 34°С, and on some days it exceeded the 35-degree mark in places, reaching the criterion of a dangerous phenomenon.
On the remaining days of the month, the air temperature during the daytime was +25 +29°С, and on the hottest days it exceeded the 30-degree mark. The maximum air temperature in July (+35.5°С) was recorded at Mogilev station on July 12 and at Lelchitsy station on July 17.
Average air temperature and climatic norm
through the decades of July 2021 across the territory of Belarus

The air temperature at night during the month was mainly within +15 + 20°С, and in the coldest nights it dropped to +10 +14°С and below. The minimum temperature value (+6.8°С) was recorded at the Yezerishche and Lyntupy stations on July 22.
Rainfall for July 2021 and climate norm
by regions and across the territory of Belarus

During the month, 66.0 mm of precipitation fell on average in the republic, which amounted to 78% of the climatic norm. Precipitation spread over the territory of the country extremely unevenly. Most precipitation for the month fell on the territory of the Brest region - an average of 107.0 mm in the region (126% of the climatic norm). The smallest amount of precipitation fell on the territory of the Vitebsk region - an average of 27.1 mm in the region (33% of the climatic norm).
The humidification regime was uneven throughout the month. In the second and third decades, there was a shortage of precipitation: 77 and 55% of the ten-day norm, respectively, fell, in the first decade, the ten-day precipitation norm fell.
Precipitation and climatic norm
through the decades of July 2021 across the territory of Belarus

Precipitation was predominantly of a torrential nature, in places it was accompanied by thunderstorms and hail, in some areas the rains reached the criterion of a dangerous phenomenon. Fogs were observed in some places at night and in the morning. In some areas, wind intensification by gusts of up to 15 m/s and more was noted. The maximum wind speed was recorded at Volozhin station on July 17 (24 m/s).

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