The Spanish Ministry of the Environment announced on Wednesday that January this year was the warmest month since records were recorded in 1961. The average monthly temperature was 8.4 degrees Celsius.
This year’s January in Spain was the warmest January in the history of measurements in this country, i.e. since 1961. The average monthly temperature was 8.4 degrees Celsius, the Spanish Ministry of the Environment reported on Wednesday. It added that this value was 0.4 degrees higher than the previous record for January, which was set in 2016.
The ministry said that exceptional warmth for January was recorded mainly in the south and center of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the Canary Islands. High thermometer values were also recorded in the north of the country and the Balearic Islands.
December 2023 was also warm
In December 2023, it was exceptionally warm throughout Spain. In some places the temperature approached 30 degrees Celsius. This aura was caused by the inflow of hot air masses from Africa. It delayed the start of the ski season in Spain. Dry and sunny weather also exacerbated drought in Catalonia and Andalusia.
Spanish scientists believe that the record warm winter months are the result of climate change.
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