«Mother of all weather extremes»
Climate icon Greta worried about the record-warm turn of the year
Even climate change doubters currently have a certain need for explanations. It’s way too warm. The mother of all weather extremes is currently prevailing in Europe, warns a retweet by climate activist Greta.
Skiers on Saturday in the ski area of Villars-sur-Ollon VD: 1600 m above sea level and no snow.
On the 1st anniversary, new January temperature records were set at several measuring stations in Switzerland. 20.2 degrees in Delsberg JU, 19.2 degrees in Altdorf SZ, like Weather News reports.
It wasn’t just in Switzerland that it was extraordinarily warm at the turn of the year, but also in the rest of Europe. Even in Moscow – usually freezing and snowy at this time of year – there is a thaw for a few days.
Reason for climate warner Greta Thunberg (19) to address the phenomenon at the beginning of the year. Without comment, Greta retweeted a post about extreme temperatures around the world. It is said that the “mother of all extreme events that have ever occurred in Europe” are currently prevailing.
No winter in sight
In France alone there were 113 temperature records at the beginning of the year. Trois-Villes in the extreme southwest of France tops the list with 24.9 degrees.
A user replies: «I’m in the French Alps right now, in a ski area where I’ve been coming for 25 years. There is no snow! It rained extremely heavily on Friday – now the temperatures are very high. It’s nice, but very different than in previous years.”
This will not change much in the next few days. It is also likely to remain warmer than average in Switzerland. According to Meteo News, the “extraordinarily mild southwest flow” is weakening. In the lowlands, temperatures are in the double digits during the day all week. (kes)