Hottest first 10 days in January ever

15th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

15 January 2007, AMSTERDAM — The first 10 days of January this year were the warmest since measurements were first recorded in 1901.

15 January 2007

AMSTERDAM — The first 10 days of January this year were the warmest since measurements were first recorded in 1901.

With an average temperature of 8.8 degrees Celsius, 2007 will be recorded as the warmest start to a year ever, meteorological bureau KNMI said on Monday.

KNMI said the previous record of 8.2 degrees was set in 1921.

The mild weather will continue this week, reaching a maximum of 14 degrees in the second half of the week.

An exceptionally strong storm will then break, but KNMI said it is too early to accurately predict the strength of the wind.

The storm will be followed by an inflow of cold air from the polar region. The weather will be colder next week, with a chance of frost.

It is not yet clear if this will herald the start of a winter freeze.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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