Climate characteristic of October 2020
The average air temperature in Belarus in October 2020 was + 10.5°C, which is 3.8°C higher than the climatic norm. October 2020 is the warmest since 1945. Before that, October 1967 was the warmest with an average temperature of +9.7°C. A positive temperature anomaly has spread throughout the country. The highest values of positive deviations of air temperature from the climatic norm were observed in the Gomel region (+4.1°C).
Deviation of the average air temperature in October from the climatic norm in the Republic of Belarus
The average air temperature in all three decades was above normal. The warmest were the first and third decades with a positive anomaly of the ten-day temperature equal to 5.4°С and 4.6°С, respectively. The second decade was 1.4°C warmer than usual.
Average air temperature for decades of October 2020 and climatic norm for the territory of the Republic of Belarus
On the warmest day, daytime temperatures exceeded the 15-degree mark. The maximum air temperature reached on October 4 at Brest station and amounted to + 24.4°С. Despite the high average air temperature in October, the absolute maximum temperatures were not exceeded.
Nighttime temperatures for most of the month were in the range of +5 +10°С, in the coldest nights they dropped to negative values. The minimum air temperature was recorded at the Yezerishche station on October 21 and amounted to -2.7°С.
In October, the national average was 57.1 mm of precipitation (114% of the climatic norm). Precipitation fell unevenly throughout the country. The most humid was the Mogilev region, where 80.4 mm or 146% of the norm fell per month. The least precipitation fell on the territory of Grodno region is 41.9 mm or 89% of the climatic norm.
Precipitation for October 2020 and climate norm for regions and territory of the Republic of Belarus
The first and second decades of October were rainy: 117 and 150% of the ten-day rainfall fell, respectively. In the third decade, there was a shortage of precipitation: on average, 12 mm of precipitation fell in the republic, which amounted to 74% of the climatic norm for a decade.
Precipitation and climate norm by decades of October 2020 on the territory of the Republic of Belarus
Precipitation fell in the form of rains. On some days of the month, the wind increased in places up to 15 m/s and above, its maximum value (19 m/s) was recorded on October 1 in Novogrudok. On October 18, in some places in the North-East of the country, the formation of an unstable snow cover up to 4 cm high was noted. Fogs thickened in places at night and in the morning.