Istanbul experienced its hottest November day since 1962 on Tuesday, Nov. 8 with thermometers showing 27.3 degrees Celsius. Southern winds played a big role in the new record high after 54 years.
According to meteorology reports, the temperature in Eyüp district was 27.3 °C followed by Çekmeköy with 26.9, Tuzla with 26.8 and Beykoz at 26.7°C .
These figures were higher than the 26.5 °C recorded on November 1, 1962.
The Turkish State Meteorological Service has previously in July and August issued multiple heat wave warnings across the country, stating that temperature were well above seasonal averages.
Almost all provinces in the Marmara region, southeastern Anatolia and central Anatolia regions experienced extreme heat this summer.
The average temperature of Earth has risen between 0.4 and 0.8 °C over the past 100 years. The increased volume of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released by the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, agriculture, and other human activities, are believed to be the primary sources of global warming which has occurred over the past 50 years.
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