‘Extreme Heatwave’ Encircles North Atlantic. Here’s What That Means For America

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A marine heatwave extreme hit the North Atlantic mid-June. Temperatures were up to 4 or 5degC higher than normal in some areas.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Thursday that the effects of a strong El Nino are now here. Sea surface temperatures have risen above average in parts of the North Atlantic and the Pacific. The most severe effects are currently occurring off the coasts of Ireland and Great Britain. However, these conditions will directly impact the U.S.

On Twitter, amateur meteorologist Colin McCarthy noted that the North Atlantic is experiencing the most intense and widespread marine heatwaves.

Why should we worry about the heatwaves in America? This year, Britain should experience the same heatwaves that ravaged Britain in summer and fall 2022. This could cause massive hurricanes, and other extreme weather conditions to occur right here in the UK.

Current mainstream science has established a relationship between warm waters and hurricanes. Axios reports that some climate scientists are working in a state of curiosity and trepidation, due to the current conditions. We don’t know what will happen next.

Michelle L’Heureux, chief of the Climate Prediction Center’s El Nino Southern Oscillation, said: “The oceans around the world are extremely warm at this time. I’m worried that we’re entering territory with which we’re not familiar.”

The smoke from wildfires has already blanketed the east coast of the United States. The year 2023 may be one of many weather firsts, as the global temperature is likely to surpass previous records (at least compared to the past 170 years).