Turkey Experienced the Hottest November in 9 Years

The average temperature of Turkey in November has long been measured as 8.9 degrees Celsius. However, this year, the average temperature in November increased by 2.6 degrees and became 11.5 degrees.

In Turkey, the average temperature in November 2019 has been measured as 11.5 degree Celsius. In other words, Turkey experienced the hottest November in the last nine years.

As reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) based on the data shared by the Turkish State Meteorological Service, after November 1971, the highest average temperature in November was measured in 2010 with 12.5 degrees. That being the case, last month was the hottest November in the last 9 years and the second hottest one since 1971.

The average temperature of Turkey in November has long been measured 8.9 degrees Celsius. However, in November 2019, the average temperature was 11.5 degrees, which marks a 2.6-degree increase.

On the other side, in Eastern Anatolia and in the following regions, temperatures were around seasonal normals in November: Gemerek, Zara, Kangal, Amasya, Bayburt, Osmancik, Ispir, Oltu, Siirt, Diyarbakir, Batman, Sirnak, Kahta, Siverek, Cizre and Birecik.

5-degree increase in Marmara region

In the Marmara region in northwestern Turkey, where temperatures are above the seasonal normals this year, the average temperature in November was measured as 15.1 degrees. For years, average temperature in this region was measured as 10.4 degrees in November.

The lowest average temperature in the region this November was measured in the district of Luleburgaz in Kirklareli with 15.1 degrees Celsius. The highest average temperature in November 2019 was recorded in the province of Canakkale with 19.4 degrees.

In November 2019, the temperatures were also above the seasonal normals in the Aegean Region in western Turkey. In this region, the average temperature in November has long been measured as 11.3 degrees. However, this November, it increased to 14.9 degrees. While the lowest average temperature was recorded in the province of Kutahya with 9.7 degrees, the highest average temperature was in Bodrum with 20.1 degrees.

Highest average temperature recorded in Alanya

Temperatures were above the seasonal normals across the Mediterranean region, except for Mut in Mersin. While the lowest average temperature was recorded in GAlksun, Maras with 5.9 degrees, the highest average temperature was in Alanya with 20.8 degrees.

Lowest average temperature recorded in Sarikamis

In the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, average temperatures in November 2019 were below the seasonal normals in and around Igdir province while they were above the seasonal normals in Arapgir, Cemisgezek, Solhan, Sariz, Baskil, Ergani and Dogansehir.

While the lowest average temperature was recorded in Sarikamis with 0.4 degrees, the highest average temperature was in Ergani with 12 degrees.

'Winds blowing from the south brought hot weather'

Prof. Dr. Huseyin Toros from Istanbul Technical University (ITA) Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Meteorological Engineering has indicated that we experienced a warm year in 2019 and said:

"This November, Turkey was affected by a high pressure system. As a result of high pressure, the weather was warm, which did not bring cold weather or precipitation. In the meantime, Turkey predominantly received southern winds, which caused the hot weather of deserts to come to Turkey.

"There was also desert sand in November. Winds blowing from the south brought along hot weather and Turkey experienced a November hotter than seasonal normals".

Source: English Bianet