The year 2022 probably tops the previous record year 2018 and was with an annual mean temperature of 10.5 °C then the warmest year in Germany since measurements began in 1881, reports the German Weather Service (DWD). The number of sunshine hours also reached a new record in 2022. Summer and autumn 2022 were among the four warmest since 1881.
There was also a further increase in the trend of the annual mean temperature: Since 1881, it has now become 1.7 degrees warmer in Germany.
The average precipitation of around 670 liters per square meter was almost 150 liters less than the long-term average, with major regional differences. Nationwide, February and September were rather wet, while the summer was considerably too dry.
DWD press release: Germany experiences one of the two warmest years and a sunshine record