So the heatwave in Europe right now is caused by a phenomenon called a heat dome. It's a huge area of high atmospheric pressure, which has enough influence that it forces the Jet Stream to divert around it. The unusual Jet Stream behaviour is drawing hot air North from the Sahara, which is making Europe so abnormally hot.

Apparently, some meteorologists nickname this an omega block, because it blocks off the Jet Stream and pulls it into kind of a Ω shape.

@InvaderXan Please tell me that it can't be climate change, because I can't cope anymore.


@giantessgnostic Some of us scientists are working on that. As long as the governments keep giving us funding so we can also afford to eat food and live in houses, anyway.

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