October 2005 the second warmest ever
2 November 2005, BRUSSELS — The October of 2005 was the second warmest since the start of meteorological records in 1833.
2 November 2005
BRUSSELS — The October of 2005 was the second warmest since the start of meteorological records in 1833.
Only the October of 2001 was warmer, popular weatherman Eddy de Mey said on Tuesday.
It was initially forecast that this year's October would enter the record books as the third warmest month, but even those expectations were exceeded.
The average temperature last month was 14.1 degrees Celsius, 3.6 degrees higher than the long-term average. Only the October of 2004 was slightly warmer, with an average of 14.4 degrees.
The coldest October ever recorded was in 1881, when an average temperature of 5.8 degrees was recorded, newspaper 'De Standaard' reported.
October 2005 will also go into the books as a very sunny month, with 140 sun hours compared with the long-term average of 113.
This year's October was warmer than usual in most parts of Europe. In the Netherlands, an average temperature of 13.3 degrees was recorded and 11.2 in Germany.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Belgian news