In recent 25 years the number of non-comfort and hazardous days has reached 335 in Armenia. In 2015 the average temperature in Armenia was higher by 1.5 degrees from the standard (5.5 degrees), while the amount of the precipitation was higher than the standard (592 mm) by 29 mm (accounted for 321 cm), as ARMENIAN STATE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL AND MONITORING SERVICE" SNCO Director Levon Vardanyan said at the ceremony devoted to World Meteorological Day.
'In Armenia, according to our assessment, the temperature from 1961 to 1990 was higher from the standard (5.5 degrees) by 1.03 degree. It became 1.14 degrees by 2014 and turned into 1.22 degrees in 2015, which is higher than the global average temperature by 0.33 degrees and promotes the increase in climate risks,' Levon Vardanyan said. In Yerevan the record value of heat waves was recorded in July and August 2015 – three cases each of which lasting 8-10 days.
The material is prepared by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO under “Armenia’s First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC” UNDP-GEF/00079327” project.
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13:48 March 25, 2016