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Cities are often 10-15 °C hotter than their rural surroundings

A recent global study conducted by the Joint Research Centre looks at the difference between surface temperatures of urban areas and their neighboring rural areas in summer. The scientists measured that surface temperatures in cities were sometimes up to 10-15°C higher than in their rural surroundings. The study also estimated that the temperature in extreme heat islands in cities around the world has risen on average by 1°C in since 2003.

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Date: 02 Aug 2022
Filed under: heat stress