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Weather conclusion for 2020: The expert sees “alarming facts” - only one month is out of line


2020 was one of the warmest since temperatures were measured. An expert calls for quick action. Because there is also a lack of moisture.

2020 was one of the warmest since temperatures were measured.

An expert calls for quick action.

Because there is also a lack of moisture.

Munich / Offenbach - In many ways,

2020 was

a year that we would love to forget quickly.


corona pandemic


And the associated



While a lot has changed in the past 366 days, one trend has continued:

rising temperatures


According to preliminary results, 2020 was the second warmest year in Germany since records began 139 years ago.

This was the result of the first evaluations by the

German Weather Service (DWD)

in Offenbach.


average temperature

was 10.4 degrees.

This means that 2020 is just behind the

record year 2018

, when the average temperature was 10.5 degrees.

In the following places are 2019 and 2014 with 10.3 degrees each.

Temperature trend in Germany: "Scientific climate facts are alarming"

This is the

tenth year in a row

that the average temperature has exceeded the long-term mean.

“The very warm year 2020 must not leave us cold.

The scientific climate facts of the national weather service are



Climate protection

is the order of the day.

We have to act now, ”said Tobias Fuchs, DWD's Climate Director.

2020 was also

very sunny

and the third dry year in a row.

In the spring in particular, there was no


and regionally kept the

soil dry



into the summer.

According to the weather service,

only about

half of the usual amount of rain

fell between March and May on a Germany-wide average.


Water on the march: Cooling off in 2020, often only from the tap.

© Jens Büttner / dpa

Temperature trend in Germany: April much too warm - summer changeable




last winter


"extremely mild"

and as the second warmest since records began in 1881 -

there was no trace


ice and snow

in many places in Germany.

The spring was

very sunny

and too warm, especially



The summer was


, but still exceeded the temperature values ​​of the long-term average.


precipitation target

was almost reached, but the

rain was distributed very unevenly regionally


Autumn was the fourth warmest ever, and too dry.

The temperature average in 2020 was

2.2 degrees above the internationally valid reference period 1961 to 1990


Compared to the comparison period 1981 to 2010, the deviation was 1.5 degrees.

Except for


, all months were too warm, according to the DWD.


List of rubric lists: © Jens Büttner / dpa

Source: merkur

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