KNMI states : 2014 warmest year on record in Europe

Based on KNMI results, the year 2014 is on track to be the warmest year on record in Europe. Initial estimates forecast the January-December annual mean temperature for Europe to be 0.3°C above the previous record set in 2007. The top-10 of warmest years has all its years from the year 2000 onward, with 1989 the only exception, at sixth place.

Graph of Jan-Nov temperatures averaged over Europe, with respect to the 1981-2010 climatology. Temperatures below normal are in blue, temperatures above normal are in red, with the preliminary 2014 value in green.

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