Not only Kyiv breaks temperature records, abnormally high temperatures are observed throughout Europe during December 2022 and early January 2023. Almost all countries of the continent have updated their temperature records, and if we talk about individual weather stations, then the count goes to thousands. This is reported by Watchers News.

“We just observed the warmest January day on record for many countries in Europe. Truly unprecedented in modern records,” says Scottish meteorologist Scott Duncan. “There are far too many individual station records to even count. Thousands.”

For example, the day of January 1, 2023 turned out to be the warmest in Latvia with 11.1°C, Denmark – 12.6°C, Lithuania – 14.6°C; Belarus – 16.4°C; the Netherlands – 16.9°C, Poland – 19°C and the Czech Republic – 19.6°C. In Poland, the historical maximum night temperature was recorded on January 1 – 19°C, such temperatures do not happen every night in this region, even in summer!

Hundreds of records were broken in Germany (982 monthly records in 3 days), on January 1 the temperature rose to 19.4°C.

It was warm in Austria – 19.7°C, Hungary – 18.9°C, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia – 19°C, in Romania the temperature was generally above 20°C.

If we talk about Ukraine, on January 2 Lviv recorded 14.9°C, Rivne and Kyiv – 13.2°C, Vinnytsia – 13.1°C, Konotop – 8.6°C, Chernihiv – 10.3 °C.

At the same time, unusually cold weather prevails in most of the United States. Even in the always warm southern cities it is cool, cooler than in Europe. It’s only 12°C this afternoon in Los Angeles, 8°C in Phoenix, 3°C in Dallas, 8°C in Houston, 10°C in New Orleans, minus 3°C in Albuquerque! This is not a record low value, but quite low. Snow fell even in California, Arizona and New Mexico.

An unusually warm winter in Europe is a positive factor from the point of view of the economy, which allows to reduce the consumption of natural gas (hello, occupiers!) and electricity. But such a temperature will have an extremely negative effect on agriculture, which may contribute to the deepening of the global food crisis. In addition, the warm winter slows down the hostilities and delays the Ukrainian counteroffensive, which many military experts expected after the frost freezes the ground.