Europe had hottest year on record in 2019, report shows

THE GUARDIAN | Europe had its hottest year on record last year, new data has confirmed, with periods of exceptional heat last February, June and July, and one of the wettest Novembers on record.

Previous records were broken by only a small margin, but the findings confirmed that 11 out of the 12 warmest years in Europe have occurred in the past two decades, according to the European State of the Climate 2019 report, published on Wednesday.

There was drought in central Europe over the summer, but at the end of 2019 four times the normal amount of rain fell in western and southern Europe.


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