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Belarus’ temperature record-2012 of minus 34.8 degrees was fixed in February in Klichev

Belarus’ temperature record-2012 of minus 34.8 degrees was fixed in February in Klichev. The information is provided by Dmitry Ryabov, the head of meteorological forecast service of the National Meteorology Centre.

December 2011 was amazingly warm. Warm Decembers of the kind occur only once in twenty years. The highest temperature of 14.2 degrees was fixed by the Lelchitsy weather station. February was 5 degrees colder than usually. The lowest temperature was fixed on February, 3: most territory of the country faced with minus 30 degrees. The Klichev weather station registered minus 34.8 degrees.

The spring of 2012 was 2.4 degrees warmer than the norm. It happens only once in ten years. The end of April was amazingly warm. The South of the country registered plus 30 degrees. According to Dmitry Ryabov, April, 29 exceeded the maximum for April. The Lelchitsy weather station fixed the absolute April record of plus 31. The previous record was plus 30.7 (the April of 1950).

The summer of 2012 was warm. The highest temperature of plus 36.7 degrees was registered by the Vasilevichi weather station. July, 4 brought the biggest hail (of 13 mm in diameter) to Brest.

The autumn of 2012 was also warm. It happens only once in 20 years. Dmitry Ryabov says that the autumn of 1967 was the hottest one (the average temperature over the season made plus 9 degrees). The autumn of 1993 was the coldest one. Its average temperature made plus 3.2 degrees.

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