According to the weather station Borys Sreznevskyi Central Geophysical Observatory on January 1, 2023, for the first time in 143 years of observations in Kyiv, the average daily air temperature was +10.3°С, which is 4.4°С higher than the record temperature value for this day, which was recorded in 2021. The climatic norm is exceeded by 13.8°С, which corresponds to the weather in mid-April.
The maximum temperature on January 1, 2023 in the capital rose to +13.2°С, thus exceeding the previous record for this day by 4.7°С (2021). The previous absolute maximum temperature in January was recorded on January 11, 1991.
The minimum air temperature in Kyiv on January 1, 2022 did not fall below +5.5°C. Previous record value – +4.4°С (2021)
In addition, the average monthly temperature of December 2022 in Kyiv exceeded the climatic norm by 1.1°С. The coldest day of the last month of 2022 was December 6, when the minimum temperature dropped in the morning to -10.9°C, and the warmest was December 12, when the maximum temperature reached +10.7°C.
Meanwhile, warm weather is standing across Europe, which will help save money on heating and reduce gas purchases during 2023. For example, in the south-west of Germany on December 31, 2022, a temperature of +20.2°C was recorded in Mühlheim; +20.1°C in Olsbach, +19°C in Freiburg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Mannheim.