January 2019 Climate update by Copernicus



  • Copernicus just released its January 2019 Climate update.

    • In January 2019 global temperature was well above average
    • Polar vortex brought a spate of cold weather to the US after milder conditions earlier in the month
    • Mongolia, Siberia and the Middle East were much warmer than average
    • Australia experienced its hottest month on record
    • Unusually heavy snowfall in Austria resulted in deadly avalanches
    • The U.S. Midwest and eastern Canada saw some of the coldest conditions in decades. Dozens died after temperatures felt below 30°C
    • In Europe conditions were more or less average for the month
    • January 2019 was fourth warmest on record after 2016-2017 and 2007

    photo:Euronews;desc: Copernicus climate update for January.



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