Why isn’t the hottest weather on the year’s longest day?Posted: June 22, 2011
The longest day of the year comes at the summer solstice, but the hottest weather always follows a month or two later. With the past decade the warmest on record, the hot weather nowadays can be very hot indeed – as we in Texas can testify.
The phenomenon of the hot weather following the summer solstice by a month or two is called the lag of the seasons. Why does it happen?