Despite white Christmas and cold days all over large parts of the country in December, 2014 was the history’s warmest year in Norway. Meteorological Institute confirms that 2014 takes this title with extra ordinarily warm winter and spring days this year, writes NTB.
– There is no longer any doubt that the past year has been hotter than ever, says climate scientist Hanne Heiberg at the Meteorological Institute. Latest figures show average 2.2 degrees above normal and 0.4 degrees above the previous record, which was set in 2011.
Helberg notes that the average temperature in Finnmark was 10 degrees warmer than usual, and on Svalbard, the change was 14 degrees. Especially the latter is exceptional, says Heiberg to NTB.
Also the rest of the world had one of the warmest year. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) wrote earlier in December that 2014 preliminary looked to be a record warm year worldwide. The first eleven months of the year was 0.68 degrees higher than normal, including five months of record temperatures.