meteor lied to report a record: The average temperature in Germany this year was 2.2 degrees Celsius above the average for the 30 years from 1961-1990. The old heat record, the previous warmest year 2014 was exceeded by 0.1 of a degree.

“Although we still have a few days missing, we can say: in 2018, the warmest year since the beginning of the Germany weather observations in the year 1881,” says Paul Becker, Vice-President of the German weather service (DWD) in a first balance sheet.

The calculations of the DWD is based on measurements up to Wednesday of this week, and an assessment of the Weather patterns of the missing days of the year, which is contributed by the European centre for medium-range weather forecasts.

Eight of the nine warmest years since 1881 in Germany in the 21st century. Century. “This eye-catching urban warm years shows quite clearly that The warming is unabated,” says Becker.

not only was It hot this year in Germany, but also Sunny: 2018 would have appeared in the country-wide average of more than 2000 hours under the sun. The previous record since the beginning of the Measurement of hours of sunshine in Germany in the year 1951 to the year 2003 with 2014 hours of sunshine exceeded, according to the DWD.

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Also, when precipitation Germany experienced an extreme year. 2018 was one of the three driest years since 1881. Precipitation driest part of the year is 1959.

meteorologists say according also the progression of global warming caused by the emission of greenhouse gases by cars, factories, power plants, agriculture, and fire much.

in 2018, the fourth-warmest year since the beginning of the measurements at the end of the 19th century. Century, the world meteorological organization WMO. The last four years were the four warmest in the rank list.

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The average global temperature is about one degree higher than before industrialization. In the world’s climate Treaty, which committed the world community to keep global warming below two degrees by the emission of greenhouse gases is reduced.


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