Not just a major city phenomenon: urban heating
The Urban Heating Effect, i.e. if certain parts of a city is much warmer than rural areas, are long known for metropolises like Los Angeles. However, during the hot summer this year, noteworthy temperature differences were also observed in St. Gallen. While it cooled down in less heavily overbuilt regions such as the Drei Weihern or Peter and Paul at a late hour, St. Gallen’s city center hardly recovered from the heat overnight, and more than 25 Degrees celsius were often measured after 10pm. Meteomatics has analyzed these temperature differences more closely and addressed them together with the St. Galler Tagblatt.