I think used to be 27C in Nicosia in May in the 60's then 28C in the 70's, 20C in the 80;s and 90s then 30C in 00's to 10s then his decade 32C but this year up to date drop back to 29C. So sure that the rest of the med was 3-4C cooler in the past.
Yes, cooler in the 60' and 70's, than in more recent times.
The general N. Atlantic circulation pattern of recent months, and in particular, the near position of the Azores High to the SW of us, increases the frequency of Northerly and cooler winds into the Mediterranean and the attendant low pressure systems and heavy rain and which some areas have recently witnessed.
I wonder whether floods in the Med. were more common in the 60's and 70's when the Azores High was similarly positioned as of now?
I'm not forgetting of course that there are other circulation patterns that can lead to storms.
I also wonder if the present circulation pattern were to continue, temperatures in the Med. would return to near 60's, 70's levels?
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