2020 is set to be the hottest year in the history of climate records in France, confirming the continuing trend due to climate change.
The French Meteorological Authority said in a statement: “With an annual average of temperatures in the country about 14 degrees Celsius, that is, about 1.5 degrees Celsius above the normal level, the year 2020 is heading to top the classification of the hottest years in France for the period between 1900 and 2020. That is, since the temperature records began.
If December records an exceptionally high average temperature, 2020 will top the rating, ahead of 2018 (13.9 ° C on average) and 2014 (13.8 ° C).
France has recorded the six hottest years on record in 120 years over the past decade since 2011, according to Agence France-Presse.
Assistant Director of the Department of Climatology and Climate Services at the French Meteorological Authority, Jean-Michel Sobero, explained that “during the past decade, we are witnessing a particularly remarkable dynamic as the changes are very limited.”