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Heat in Germany to 2018 warmest year since 1881

The year 2018 will be the warmest year since the beginning of weather records in Germany. A first balance sheet of the German weather service (DWD), the tempera

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Heat in Germany to 2018 warmest year since 1881

The year 2018 will be the warmest year since the beginning of weather records in Germany. A first balance sheet of the German weather service (DWD), the temperature in the medium at 10.4 degrees, and 0.1 degrees above the previous record year of 2014. Thus, eight of the nine warmest years fall, in the meantime, since 1881, in the 21st century. Century.

"This eye-catching urban warm years shows quite clearly that The warming is unabated, climate change has Germany in its grip," said DWD Vice President Paul Becker on Thursday in Offenbach. He spoke of a "sad record".

At the same time of 2018, will be significantly more than 2000 hours of sunshine, the sunniest of the year in Germany, since measurements began in 1951. The previous record was measured with 2014 hours of sun in the year 2003. For a Triple-record, however, it was not dry enough: Although very little rain fell this year, but the driest year is likely to remain in 1959, with 551 litres per square metre.

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was based on The calculations of the DWD on measurements up to the 19th century. December and an assessment of the Weather patterns of the missing days due to the weather forecast of the European centre for medium-range weather forecasts. (dpa)

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