A yellow alert has been issued for Luxembourg

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A yellow alert has been issued for Luxembourg

MeteoLux warns of high temperatures in Luxembourg this Friday. A yellow warning ("potential danger") will be in place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 8. A maximum temperature of 30°C is expected in the south of the country.

More than once this year, the weather service has issued such warnings. One of them was issued in July this year. At that time, the air in the Grand Duchy warmed up to 35°C. The first warnings of abnormal heat were issued in the spring.

According to the European Union Climate Change Service, last summer was the hottest on record. The average temperature from June to August was 16.8°C: 0.66°C above average. August was one of the hottest months on record. Temperatures during this period were about 1.5°C hotter than a century ago.

August was also the wettest month on record in Central Europe and Scandinavia. France, Greece, Italy, and Portugal all experienced droughts at the same time, leading to forest fires.

Although the end of 2023 is still four months away, this year is already the second hottest on record. The record holder so far is 2016.

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