Record warm winter in Europe in 2023

Record warm winter in Europe in 2023

New Year's Eve 2023 was the hottest day on record in several European countries, with temperatures up to twenty degrees above normal. A mass of mobile warm air from Africa moved into western and central Europe.

New Year's Eve 2023 was the hottest day on record in several European countries, with temperatures up to twenty degrees above normal. 

European 2023 began with seasonal average temperature records. National records were broken in the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, and Belarus. Germany, Spain, France, and Ukraine were the other countries with national maximum temperature records for January. 

In the early days of 2023, eight European countries set national records for the hottest January temperatures ever recorded. Temperatures in the north-east of the continent were even more than 10 degrees Celsius above the 1979-2010 average. 

This extraordinary phenomenon, however, will become commonplace this year. According to Met Office research, the global average temperature for 2023 is expected to be 1.08°C to 1.32°C above average. 

According to the expert, La Nia has a temporary cooling effect on the global average temperature, but it will end soon. In fact, many meteorologists are concerned about what will happen when the opposite phenomenon, El Nio, arrives.  El Nio may cause higher temperatures in 2023, which will be aided by the effects of climate change.

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