Climate zone: Subtropics of the northern hemisphere
Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees centigrade, sometimes up to 34 degrees.
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Long-term development of temperatures from 1977 - 2019
In contrast to single record values, a long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. A simply calculated average value would give a falsified result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would already decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and falsifies the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 1 measuring points in order to have actually comparable data over as long a period as possible.
In the years 1977 to 2019 there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Larnaka). From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was 2010 with 30.0 °C. 1992 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 8.7 °C.
The average annual temperature was about 19.2 °C in the years after 1977 and about 20.7 °C in the last years before 2019. So in less than 43 years it has increased by about 1.5 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations in Cyprus. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming
has been provided separately.
More detailed information on global warming with a view by continent can also be found on our topic page on climate change
. Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.