This Autumn Was One of the Warmest Prague Experienced in the Last 247 Years

This year’s meteorological autumn in Prague’s Klementinum ranks among the ten percent warmest autumns in 247 years, according to monitoring conducted by the oldest Czech meteorological station.

The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) stated on their website that the average temperature from the beginning of September to the end of November was 11.6 degrees Celsius, which is 1.8 degrees higher than the long-term average noted from 1775 to 2014.

November alone recorded a temperature average at 6.3 degrees Celsius this year.  

“This autumn, with its average temperature, ranked 14th to 16th out of 247 previous autumns since 1775, so it comfortably made up ten percent of the warmest autumns in 247 years. Only about five percent of autumns were warmer than this year,” meteorologists said.

The warmest autumn recorded in Klementinum so far was in 2006 with an average temperature of 13.2 degrees. The coldest autumn was measured in 1786 with an average temperature of 5.8 degrees Celsius.

In November this year, the average monthly temperature in Klementinum reached 6.3 degrees. The deviation from the so-called normal from 1981 to 2010 was 0.9 degrees and compared to the long-term average of 1775 to 2014 when it was 1.9 degrees higher.

This year’s November ranked 42nd to 44th out of 247 previous November since 1775, ranking it among the 20 percent warmest Novembers in the measurement period.

Prague experienced its warmest November since 1775 in 2015, with an average temperature of 8.7 degrees, while the coldest weather since 1775 prevailed this month in 1858 with an average temperature of minus three degrees.

The highest average daily temperature in the penultimate month of this year was measured on Nov. 20, at 10.1 degrees Celsius. The coldest was in Klementinum on Nov. 28, exactly two degrees.

The meteorological autumn lasts from September to November, while the astronomical autumn from the autumnal equinox at the end of September to the winter solstice, which is Dec. 21 of this year.


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