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Monthly Review February 2022

The winter month of February was clearly too warm in our region, with
above average sunshine and relatively humid.
The month was compared to the 1961-1990 climate reference period with a
Average temperature of 4.7 °C too warm by 4.3 degrees.

The sun shone for a total of 90 hours. This corresponds to a plus of 16 hours.
The sum of all individual precipitation measurements reached 45.3 in Coswig in February
mm. The monthly total thus corresponded to 137% of the reference value for this month. we
thus registered - as a result of the low normal value in February - a relatively wet one
Month. The previous annual precipitation balance for 2022 thus achieved an increase of 28 mm.
Especially in northern Germany, the monthly totals were regionally up to 3-5 times higher
(!) above the long-term mean values. On the other hand, some areas also got clear
less rain than the average climate. It remained the driest on the leeward areas
sides of low mountain ranges, such as the Harz Mountains. Consequently, in parts of Saxony-Anhalt
only 40 to 70 percent of the usual February rainfall was registered.

weather conditions:
In the past month of February 2022, predominantly cyclonic westerly weather conditions prevailed
the weather here in Saxony (Fig. 1). In connection with this occurred in the period of time
an unusual series of strong storms from February 16 to 19, resulting in
regionally severe damage was observed. On the last two days of February and
At the start of the meteorological spring, high-pressure areas also determined things
plenty of sunshine our weather. Temperatures dropped at night due to
of the clear sky far more clearly than the days before.


Author: Wilfried Küchler

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