The Netherlands and the rest of Europe have experienced unusually high temperatures well above winter averages so far this season.
Japan Meteorological Agency Buenrader Said A major factor behind the exceptional weather currently being experienced in Europe is the movement of air masses originating over Spain and the Atlantic Ocean across the continent, resulting in unprecedentedly warm conditions.
Temperatures in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands broke national records, while France, Germany and Ukraine broke regional records.
Dutch weather service KNMI explained The warmest New Year’s weather since records began in 1901.
“Spring” weather, with average temperatures 3-4 degrees above normal, will continue at least until the end of next week.
The unseasonably warm January follows the warmest year on record across Europe in 2022, when the continent experienced the hottest summer on record.
meteorologist Warning 2023 is likely to be one of the warmest years on Earth, with average global temperatures projected to be 1.08°C to 1.32°C above pre-industrial levels.
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