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,
a year that we would love to forget quickly.
And the associated
While a lot has changed in the past 366 days, one trend has continued:
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)
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
is the order of the day.
We have to act now, ”said Tobias Fuchs, DWD's Climate Director.
2020 was also
and the third dry year in a row.
In the spring in particular, there was no
and regionally kept the
into the summer.
According to the weather service,
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
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
and too warm, especially
The summer was
, but still exceeded the temperature values of the long-term average.
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.
, all months were too warm, according to the DWD.
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