Hot Winter: Warm, warmer, now

You felt it: The meteorological Winter in Europe was also, according to the measurements of the warmest since records began. There is no snow cannon: degrees

Hot Winter: Warm, warmer, now

You felt it: The meteorological Winter in Europe was also, according to the measurements of the warmest since records began.

There is no snow cannon: degrees of Warmth in the Winter in the Harz mountains, photo: Florian Karlstedt/imago

LONDON dpa/taz | of This Winter in Europe was by Far the warmest since the beginning of the records. The European climate change service Copernicus (Copernicus Climate Change Service C3S) announced on Wednesday evening in London. Accordingly, the temperature between February 2019 and February 2020, was 3.4 degrees Celsius above the average temperature measured from the years 1981 to 2010 and 1.4 degrees above the so far warmest Winter 2015/16. Especially in the North and East of the continent, the temperature was higher than usual. The same applies to Siberia and Central Asia.

this was Due not only to global warming, stress, C3S-Director Carlo Buontempo, according to the announcement. Seasonal temperatures were subjected to, especially outside of the tropics, year-to-year large fluctuations.

Nevertheless, he adopts a reinforcement effect. "Although that was a really extreme event, it is likely that these type of incidents were made by the global warming trend extreme," says Buontempo.

The seasons are defined in the meteorology, and astronomy are different. The meteorological Winter ended with the month of February to the end of. The calendar Winter ends with the equinox on March 20. March.

The climate change service of the EU created monthly reports on the air temperature, the sea ice and the water cycle. It relies on data from satellites, ships, aircraft, and weather stations around the globe.

Date Of Update: 05 March 2020, 14:00

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