Lithuania: Heat waves new normal due to climate change: experts

Lithuania is experiencing increasingly common heat waves with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, which experts say is becoming the new summer norm due to climate change, LRT reports. Gytis Valaika from the Lithuanian Hydrometeorological Service (LHMT) and Justinas Kilpys from Vilnius University highlight that such temperatures were rare before 2000 but have occurred annually since 2004. Climate change is also causing more tropical nights, with temperatures staying above 20 degrees. Lithuania’s average temperature has risen by 1.4 degrees since 1961.