2011 sees one of ten warmest Decembers since 1934

The Czech Hydrometeorological Office has reported that temperatures in December have been well above the average with daytime highs reaching up to ten degrees Celsius on some days. The long term average for December in the Czech Republic is minus one degree Celsius. Still a few days before the end of the month, meteorologists say this year’s December has been one of the warmest Decembers in this country since 1934. On Christmas Eve, the average daytime temperature in the Czech Republic was 5.4 degrees, but reached 9.2 degrees near the South Moravian town of Znojmo. Above average temperatures have also been forecast for the beginning of 2012.