NEWS

Climate: Hot Mediterranean, +4° above seasonal averages

Climate: Hot Mediterranean, +4° above seasonal averages

30 June 2022

Increasingly hot temperatures in the Mediterranean are setting off alarms in the region: since 10 May the "mare nostrum" has been hit by a heat wave that has raised the sea surface temperature by around 4°C compared to the average for the period 1985-2005, with peaks of over 23°C. This is what emerged from the first results of the CAREHeat (deteCtion and threAts of maRinE Heat waves) project financed by the European Space Agency (ESA), in which ENEA and CNR are participating for Italy, CNR in the role of coordinator.