September 2006 the hottest in 300 years
27 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — Meteorology bureau KNMI said on Wednesday the September of 2006 was shaping up as the warmest September in 300 years.
27 September 2006
AMSTERDAM — Meteorology bureau KNMI said on Wednesday the September of 2006 was shaping up as the warmest September in 300 years.
Weatherman Harry Geurts also said that this year's July was the warmest July in three centuries.
Geurts said it was remarkable that two exceptionally warm September months have been recorded in quick succession.
The September of 1999 was the last September to be called the hottest September in 300 years. In 1994, July and November, were also awarded that distinction.
Geurts said the summer of 2006 was "a little strange with a lot of contrasts".
"After a hot July month, August was nothing like what a warm September could follow. It was very changeable," he said.
This year's September average temperature is 4 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average.
And, normally, there are just two days in September on which temperatures rise above 25 degrees, but eight such days have been recorded this month already.
There have been 51 'summers' days recorded this year — temperatures of more than 25 degrees — compared with the long-term average of 22.
KNMI has data dating back 300 years, when Nicolaus Samuelis Cruquius started measuring temperature, air pressure, humidity and rainfall in 1705.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
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