How to cite: Roncea, C. (2019) The Summer of 2018 in Southwestern Romania-Contrasts and Trends. 2019 ”Air and Water – Components of the Environment” Conference Proceedings, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, p. 289-298,
THE SUMMER OF 2018 IN SOUTHWESTERN ROMANIA-
CONTRASTS AND TRENDS
ABSTRACT. – The study performs a diagnosis of weather in southwestern Romania, from both thermal and precipitation perspective, during June to August 2018 with the aim to establish if this year follows the warming trend (e.g. temperature rising) of the warm season observed in the last decades. The summer diagnosis was made using observational data recorded at the meteorological weather stations from southwestern Romania. The summer 2018 was characterized by positive thermal deviations of the mean temperatures in respect to 1981-2010 climatological temperatures, following the tendency of the last 18 years, except for July which had a negative deviation. It was a summer of thermal contrasts. In June was recorded the absolute maximum temperatures for many days, while in July 4 weather stations had the lowest values of the maximum temperature ever recorded. Considering the precipitation, it was a summer rich in precipitation except for the August month which recorded dry days, with a rainfall deficit in most part of the Oltenia region. Bechet and Bâcleș weather stations registerd a record for the 24 hours precipitation amounts in June.
Keywords: temperature records, mean temperature, heavy precipitation.
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License.