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Winter 2006/2007 warmest on record

 

According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the combined global land- and ocean-surface temperature from December 2006 to February 2007 was the highest since records began in 1880.

Europe in particular had a warm winter.

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An average temperature of 6.6°C was recorded during the winter of 2006/2007 (December 2006, January and February 2007) at De Bilt, the Netherlands. This made it the mildest winter since regular temperature observations began in The Netherlands in 1706. The normal winter temperature is 3.3°C (1971-2000 average). Winter 2006/2007 winter as 0.6°C warmer than the previous record holder, 1990, and more than one degree warmer than the mildest winter in 1706-1900 (1737, 5.3°C).

In Switzerland, according to the National Weather Service, MeteoSwiss, the winter 2006-2007 was the warmest ever recorded, with average temperatures between three and four degrees Celsius above the norm. Official measurements began in 1864. In the period since 1931, only the winter of 1989-1990 has produced less snow that the current one. and the United Kingdom.

See: www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2007/s2819.htm

 



 

 

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