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January 2024 in Greece the hottest in a decade

January 2024 was the second warmest since 2010 in northern Greece and Thessaly, and the third warmest in western Greece, the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday.

According to the network of 53 meteorological stations of the Observatory’s meteo.gr that have been in continuous operation since  2010, the average of the maximum daily temperatures this January reached high levels across Greece, compared to the average of the period 2010-2019.

 

The highest positive temperature deviations were recorded in western Macedonia, with monthly average values ranging up to 3 ° C above normal for the season. In western and central Greece, the Peloponnese, and the Aegean Islands, smaller deviations of +1.3 ° C to +1.6 ° C were recorded.

The highest positive temperature deviations – up to 12 ° C above normal for the season – were recorded in the first ten days of January and mainly in northern Greece. The coldest period with negative deviations in eastern Greece occurred during the last five days of the month, when the “Αvgi” weather front swept through the country.

In Athens, the average monthly deviation of the maximum temperature was +0.5 ° C, with 18 out of 31 days being warmer than normal for the season. In Thessaloniki, 19 days of the month were warmer than the average of the period 2010-2019, with the average maximum temperature of the month being +1.9 ° C above normal levels.

source: meteo.gr

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