Surface air temperature anomaly Feb 2020 (Copernicus)
Snowless Helsinki streets… February sunbathing in France… a failed ice wine harvest in Germany… cities and towns in the UK swamped by floodwater. It was a winter of unusual weather conditions right across Europe, and a record-breaking one too.
According to Copernicus, the EU's climate change service, it was the warmest winter on record for Europe, by a long margin.
Temperatures across Europe...
The Argentinian Esperanza base in Antarctica – seen in March 2014 – recorded its hottest day on record on Thursday. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP via Getty Images
Antarctica has logged its hottest temperature on record, with an Argentinian research station thermometer reading 18.3C, beating the previous record by 0.8C, Guardian reports.
The reading, taken at Esperanza on the northern tip of the continent’s peninsula, beats A...