October warmed up to second place in heat record
Denmark was hotter and wetter than normal this last October, but saw less sun, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).
The previous heat record for October was in 2006 when the average temperature was 12.2 degrees Celsius, just 0.1 degrees warmer than last month. Last month’s temperature is still 2.6 degrees warmer than the average for the past decade.
“For most of October Denmark has had mild currents from the south,” DMI said in a press release. “At the same time our local sea water is very hot for the season, so even in periods where the hot air had not been pumped up to us from southern hemispheres, the temperature has remained relatively high.”
More rain, less sun
October was also much wetter than average receiving 113 millimetres of precipitation, 30 millimetres more than the average 83 millimetres for the month between 2001 and 2010.
And even though the month may have been warmer than expected, it did not mean people were able to enjoy the sun as it only peaked out for 81 hours during the whole month, 30 hours less than the average 111 hours.
DMI states that it will release quality assured measurements on Monday, but does not foresee its data to change. The DMI has been collecting meteorological data since 1874.