September was warmest in Lithuania's modern history – weather service

  • 2023-10-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - September was the warmest in Lithuania's modern history, the country's Hydrometeorological Service says.

The average temperature was 16.5 degrees centigrade last month, exceeding the 60-year record by 1.6 degrees.

"Yes, this was the warmest September in the history of modern observations since 1961," LHMT spokesman Gytis Valaika told BNS.

The previous record was set in 1975 when the average temperature stood at 14.9 degrees. The third warmest September was in 2020 when the average was 14.8 degrees.

"This September stands out very much from the others. This is mainly due to the high pressure area that was settled across central and eastern Europe, bringing warm air from the south," Valaika explained.

The long-term (1991-2020) average temperature for September is 12.8 degrees, he said.