Second warmest autumn in 140 years
High temperatures throughout November ensured that this autumn will be the second warmest in history.
The average temperature for the three autumn months wound up at 11.4 degrees. According to DMI, that puts autumn 2014 in second place on the all-time list.
One climatologist said that the warm weather was actually a little troubling.
“Following a very warm autumn in 2006 and 2007 being the warmest year on record, I said it would be a long time before we saw such high temperatures again. It has only been eight years,” climatologist Mikael Scharling told DR Nyheder.
Hot, hot, hot
Dutch researchers said at the time that the kind of warming recorded in 2006 and 2007 should only happen once every 10,000 years when the climate is stable.
The warm autumn temperatures combined with a hot summer has 2014 on track to have an average temperature of 9.7 degrees, 0.2 degrees higher than the record of 9.5 set in 2007.
Temperatures have been above normal every month this year.
“It has been warm all year,” said Scharling. “We could set a new weather record.”
July was the second warmest month ever recorded, and temperatures in both March and April were much higher than normal as well.