Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saudi temperatures risk topping 80 Celsius

The temeprature is high during noon time in Riyadh.

Faisal Al-Zawad, head of forecasting at the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment, Ministry of Defence and Aviation in the Eastern Province, has concluded surface temperatures in Saudi Arabia could top 70 to 80 degrees Celsius. At present the temperature here in Saudi range from 45C to a high 50C+ during noon time.

His research, based on historical analysis of records dating back to 1961, is based on average temperatures, but would mean that summer temperatures could be high enough to melt plastic such as the uPVC used in pipes, plumbing and window frames.
The rise in temperature as a result of increasing emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will have significant impact on Saudi Arabia’s national economy, rise in energy demand, social lifestyle of the population and production and consumption. Global warming can have big effects on agriculture, energy consumptions and various other aspects of daily life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh man, that's hot. I thought Pinas is hot, but 80 degress is close to boiling water. We really need to cut back on fossil fuel use.