Information on the hydrometeorological situation in river basins of Belarus formed in 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 of the current year was the warmest since 1945. Prior to that, the warmest was October 1967 with an average air temperature of + 9.7°C. The above zero temperature anomaly spread throughout the country.
The average air temperature in all three decades was above normal. The warmest were the first and third decades with the 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.
In October, the national average was 57.1 mm of precipitation (114% of the climatic norm). Precipitation fell unevenly across 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 - 41.9 mm or 89% of the climatic norm.
In the first ten days of October, a decrease in water levels was noted on the rivers, in the second and third decades of the month, an increase in water levels due to precipitation prevailed on the rivers, as a result of which on the
on the Dnieper near Zhlobin and Rechitsa on the Berezina near Svetlogorsk, on the Sozh near Krichev, Slavgorod and Gomel improved conditions for river transport.
The water content of most rivers was close to the usual for this time of year and somewhat less than it, only the water content of the Western Bug, Pripyat and Sozh in its lower reaches is significantly less than the norm by 40-60%.
The average water temperature in the rivers in October was 10-13°C, which is 2-4°C higher than usual for this time of year.