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A taste of spring
This week many cities around the world will be experiencing exceptionally high temperatures
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2012 13:10
Thursday is expected to be the warmest day so far this year in London, England [AFP]

If you’ve had enough of winter and are looking for an early taste of summer, there are several places around the world that will be heating up nicely over the next several days.

For us here in Doha those temperatures could be rising maybe a little bit too rapidly. Normally as we ease into the middle of March the high temperature for the city on the Gulf is 27C. In the next few days, those temperatures could easily rise to over 35C.

The cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, just to the southeast, will also have the heat turned on with temperatures reaching into the low 30’s.

Much of the eastern half of the United States has already seen an exceptionally warm winter. In fact, the winter of 2011-2012 is being ranked by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the fourth warmest meteorological winter on record.

This week the warm trend will only be enhanced for much of the central and southeastern United States.

The Polar Jet, which separates cool polar air to the north from warm tropical air to the south, will be repositioning itself well into Canada.

This will mean that almost two-thirds of the US will see temperatures 10 degrees higher than normal. For Atlanta and Dallas this will mean highs to nearly 26C, when they’re average temperature is a cool 15 to 17 Celsius.

If the Middle East and the US are a little too far to go in order to enjoy the warmer temperatures, then the UK just might be the place.

Many cities across southern and central England have already been enjoying the rise in temperatures since Saturday. This is thanks to an area of high pressure that has settled in over northwestern Europe, keeping skies clear and dry.

On Thursday London could see its warmest temperature so far this year with thermometers reaching 18C.

Source:
Al Jazeera
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