2014 set to be warmest year on record

December 17th, 2014

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Traditional winter on the horizon beginning next year

You may not have felt it on your journey into work today, but the meteorological institute DMI is saying this is the warmest year in Denmark on record, reports DR.

As it stands today, the average annual temperature for 2014 is 10 degrees, a half degree higher than the previous record-holding year of 2007. And unless the last two weeks of the year produce a ”polar cold”, then the new record will stand.

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So far, each month this year has been warmer than normal. Additionally, we had an unusually late and warm summer and the second warmest autumn season on record. The warmest autumn was in 2006.

Warmer globally
Denmark wasn't the only country to experience its warmest year. In fact, according to a UN weather agency WMO press release, 2014 is set to be the warmest year globally since records began approximately 150 years ago, pulling it ahead of the current top three warmest years of 2010, 2005 and 1998 respectively. 

"The provisional information for 2014 means that 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all occurred in the 21st century," Michel Jarraud, the WMO secretary general, said in a press release. 

DMI forecasts the weather will remain warm until the end of the year, but expects a change in the weather in January followed by a few cold winter months.


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