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Turkey experienced the second hottest January of the last 51 years

In Turkey, January 2003 was the hottest month since 1971, while January of 2021 was recorded as the second highest January of the last 51 years.

In Turkey, January 2021 was recorded as the second hottest January considering the last 51 years.

According to the information compiled by AA correspondent from the data of the General Directorate of Meteorology, the average January temperature in Turkey was measured as 2.7 degrees for many years. In January this year, the average temperature was 5.4 degrees due to the hot weather.

Last month, average temperatures were above the seasonal norms in the coastal parts of the country, around Thrace and around the Southeastern Anatolia Region, and around the seasonal norms in the Eastern Anatolia Region.

In Turkey, the highest average temperature since 1971 was recorded in January 2003. According to the measurements, January of 2021 was recorded as the second highest January of 51 years. Turkey, the month of January of 2021, was recorded as the second warmest January considering the last 51 years.

“In January, Turkey was exposed to southern air movements in general”

Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Aeronautics and Astronautics Faculty Meteorological Engineering Department Prof. Dr. Huseyin Toros said that the air temperatures in January were above the seasonal norms throughout the country.

Stating that the hot weather causes extreme temperatures in many places despite the winter season, Toros said, “In January, our country was exposed to southern air movements due to the pressure systems affecting Turkey. The systems carried dust from the Sahara Desert with both hot air and sand. This situation caused the month of January to be hot. Farmers had to give water to the plants in some regions during this period due to the fact that the temperatures were above the seasonal norms in January and most days were mostly dry.”

Source: AA / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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