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11.06.2019

Climate characteristic of spring 2019

Average air temperature of spring 2019 was +8,8°С across the country that is 1,9°С above climate normal. In the ordered series from the warmest to the coldest, this spring was 3rd since 1945.
Positive anomaly of air temperature spread throughout reaching the highest values (+2,0°С) in the south-east of Belarus, in the territory of Gomel region, the lowest – in Grodno and Brest regions (+1,7°С on average across the region).


 Deviation of average air temperature of spring from climate normal across the Republic of Belarus

Air temperature of all three months was above climate normal. 

Average air temperature and climate normal for months of spring season 2019 across Republic of Belarus
Sustainable transition of average air temperature to 0°С (beginning of spring in climatology) started a month early in Brest region, western part of Grodno region and in the west and south-east of Gomel region (February 1-14). On the remain territory of Belarus – 2-3 weeks early (February 25 – March 4).
March 2019 was warm. Average monthly temperature was +3,4°С that is 3,2°С above climate normal. Such warm March is registered once every 10-13 years.
Minimum air temperature was registered at the meteorological station Ezerishche (-13,5°С) on March, 2.
Average air temperature of April was 8,8°С that is 1,5°С above climate normal. Suсh warm April is registered once every 10 years.
Sustainable transition of average air temperature to 8°С (end of heating season) started 2 weeks early in the south-east on April 5-7, on April 16-22 – in the remain territory.
May 2019 was warm in Belarus. Average air temperature was +14,2°С that is 0,8°С above climate normal.
Maximum air temperature of the season (+28,7°С) was registered at the meteorological station Gomel on May, 28.
Sustainable transition of average air temperature to 14°С (beginning of summer in climatology) was on May, 11-17.
123 mm of precipitations fell out in spring that is 90% of climate normal. Most of precipitations were registered in Brest region (167,7 mm on average across the region or 125% of climate normal), the least of precipitations – in Mogilev region (104,1 mm on average across the region of 81% of climate normal).

 

Amount of precipitations in spring 2019 and climate normal across the regions and Republic of Belarus
 
Moisture regime was uneven through the season. 

Amount of precipitations and climate normal for months across Republic of Belarus 

36,3 mm of precipitations fell out on average across the country in March that is 93% of climate normal. Precipitations fell out throughout the month in the form of snow, wet snow and rain. Snow cover was registered mainly in the first half of month. Under the influence of warm weather, it was completely destroyed in the second half of March.
7,0 mm of precipitations fell out on average across Belarus in April, that is 18% of climate normal. Such dry April was registered for the first time since the post-war period.
79,7 mm of precipitations fell out on average across Belarus in May, that is 135% of climate normal. Precipitations spread uneven throughout the country. Most of precipitations were registered in Brest region (125,1 mm on average across the region or 202% of climate normal), Such amount of precipitations was registered for the first time in this region since 1945.
  

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