Europe’s Warm Winter is Off the Charts

January 3, 2023

BBC:

Temperatures for January have reached an all-time high in a number of nations across Europe.

National records have fallen in eight countries – and regional records in another three.

Warsaw, Poland, saw 18.9C (66F) on Sunday while Bilbao, Spain, was 25.1C – more than 10C above average.

The mild European weather comes as North America faces more severe storms, days after a deadly winter cold snap left more than 60 dead.

Heavy snow and freezing rain have been forecast for parts of the northern Midwest while severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are expected in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

But on the European side of the Atlantic, the weather has been balmy for many places at the start of the year.

Temperatures in the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark and Belarus broke national records.

Station records were broken in Germany, France and Ukraine.

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One Response to “Europe’s Warm Winter is Off the Charts”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Well, at least that reduces gas demand for heating, which was a major worry this year.

    The bigger problem will be summer heat waves and more use of air conditioning, while losing power plants due to overwarm cooling water.


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