Temperatures broke records across 12 countries in Europe: Report

Temperatures broke records across 12 countries in Europe: Report.
Temperatures broke records across 12 countries in Europe: Report. Photo by Ed Connor Shutterstock.com

Climate analysts say temperatures in Europe rising twice as fast as global average after recording hottest summer ever 

 A new analysis of the temperatures across Europe shows that 12 countries broke the monthly temperature records in 2022.  

As per a report by the Guardian on Tuesday, January 6, among the 27 European countries that were analysed for the report, “, 12 recorded their highest ever temperature anomaly for at least one month in 2022”.  

It added, “In each case, the anomalies were more than 1.9C above the average temperature recorded between 1991 and 2020 for at least one month”. 

Data released by the Copernicus Climate Change Service shows that Europe in 2022 recorded its second hottest year on record, aside from witnessing the hottest temperatures during summer.  

The months of October and December recorded the highest increase of temperatures during late summer.  

This was recorded in Austria where the average temperatures in October last year were 3.3 degrees Celsius warmer than average, in comparison to the reading taken between 1991 and 2020. 

Other countries including France, Slovenia, Greece, and Croatia also witnessed an increase of 3 degrees Celcius during October and December.  

Italy also recorded temperatures much higher than usual during three months including May, October, and December.  

While Spain and Portugal saw record-breaking temperatures three different times in the year.  

Most of Europe also saw drought and high number of forest forests, which were recorded to be highest in 15 years.  

Copernicus also states that 2022 was the fifth warmest year on record, while the last eight years have been the warmest ever recorded.

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