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1 January 2022 was the warmest New Year’s Day since records began

New Year’s Day 2022 will go down in history as the warmest New Year Day since the Royal Meteorological Institute (KMI) started keeping records. Yesterday temperatures at KMI’s Ukkel (Brussels) Weather Centre peaked at 14.3°C. 

This beat the previous New Year’s Day temperature record that was set 10 years ago on 1 January 2012. Then temperatures at the Ukkel Weather Centre reached 13.6°C. 

Saturday was the third consecutive day on which a temperature record was beat. On Thursday (30 December) temperatures at Ukkel reached 14.2°C, while on New Year’s Eve temperatures reached 14°C. 

Thursday top temperature beat the previous daily temperature record for 30 December of 13.8°C that was set in 1925. The previous New Year’s Eve temperature record of 13.8°C dated from 2017. 

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