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The average yearly temperature in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv was the warmest in 2020, as it rose to + 10.9°C, which was 3.2°C up from the climatic norm, thus setting a record for the entire observation period (since 1881).

"For the 11 months of the year, we observed a significant excess of average monthly temperatures relative to the climatic norm, except for May, which turned out to be colder. January, February, and March were especially different, with the highest deviations from the long-term averages, that is 6.4°C, 6.7°c, and 5.8°C, respectively," the Central Geophysical Observatory named after Boris Sreznevsky said on its website on January 5.

December 7 was the coldest (-9.5°C), whereas September 1 was the hottest, when shade temperature reached + 34.7°C.

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Annual precipitation at 580 mm was recorded on Nauki Avenue, which corresponds to 89% of the climatic norm. However, over time, they were distributed very unevenly, namely more than double the monthly norm in May and October, while in July and August, the climatic norm was not exceeded.

Kyiv's temperature records on first day of 2021

Daily air temperature marks broke records in Kyiv on January 1, 2021.

The minimum did not drop below +4.4°C, which was 2.1°C up from the temperature reported on January 1, 1936. The average daily temperature climbed to +5.9°C, which was also 1.8°C up from record average daily temperatures in 1902 and 2007, while the maximum rose to +8.5°C, surpassing by 1.1°C the previous record value posted in 1973.