Europe’s hottest winter – level 3

12-01-2023 07:00

This January, temperatures across Europe reached an all-time high.

Many nations are suffering from a warmer winter. For example, in Bosnia, the exceptionally warm weather prompted tourism authorities to consider a declaration of a natural emergency. In Switzerland, Alpine slopes lack the blanket of snow needed to ski.

In Macedonia, low snow has kept away thousands of tourists from ski resorts. In Bilbao, Spain, the temperature reached 25.1 degrees Celsius, which was 10 degrees more than average for this time of year.

According to scientists, extreme weather events are more frequent, more intense, and last longer because of human-induced climate change. Experts forecast the above-normal temperatures to last until mid-January.

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