According to our station records, this year’s December-January was much colder than the equivalent of last year’s period.
-This December the average temperature exceeded 11.4 degrees Celsius against 13.4 degrees in the corresponding month of 2020 and we had a deviation in the class of 2 degrees Celsius.
The rainfall reached 242.3 mm equivalent to 242.3 tonnes of water per acre while in December 2020 we had 290 mm and therefore had a difference of 47.7 mm however both months are far above average.
-This January the average temperature exceeded 9.7 degrees Celsius against 11.7 degrees in the corresponding month of 2020 and we had a deviation from the class of 2 degrees Celsius.
The rainfall was 150.1 mm equivalent to 150.1 tonnes of water per acre while in January 2020 we had 218.4 mm and therefore had a difference of 68.3 mm.
Here we should remind you that 2021 was the rainiest year of the decade with a total rainfall of 1335 mm a really big number.
Briefly the first two months of this winter were colder by 2 degrees Celsius which means a household heating cost rose quite higher as electricity, oil and gas prices.
Of course, due to the situation many households have chosen to use wood to heat and as we know it has environmental impacts, however for many it is justified and it is a one-way street.
We are far from real…….. green growth…!!!
We’ll see how February will roll so we can have a complete picture of this winter.
Source – Kefalonia weather