May 18, 2024

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Meteo: winter 2023-2024 was the warmest in the history of Greece


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According to preliminary data from the Climate Change Service (C3S) of the European Copernicus Programme, analyzed by the scientific group meteo.gr/EAA, the winter of 2023-2024 was the warmest for Greece on record.

According to Meteo, “the winter of 2023-2024 (December 2023, January and February 2024) in Greece was characterized by long periods with high temperatures, significantly higher than normal for the season.”

The chart shows the average maximum winter temperature from 1960 to 2024 throughout Greece.

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The winter of 2023–2024 is considered the warmest on record in Greece, surpassing the winter of 2015–2016. A very important fact is that over the past 10 years, 6 of the warmest winters of all time have been recorded. The average maximum temperature in Greece from 1960 to 2024 during the winter period shows an increase of 1.8°C.

In areas of Northern Greece average maximum winter temperature 2023-2024 fluctuated by 2-3°C above the average value for the period 1991-2020, in the rest of the country – by 1-2°C. At the same time, nowhere in Greece did the deviation of the average maximum temperature fall below +0.5°C.



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