Number of frosty days decreases in Azerbaijan as result of climate changes

  • 13:26 04 February 2020

Number of frosty days decreases in Azerbaijan as result of climate changes

"This year, a mild winter is being observed. As a result of the climate changes, the winter months pass on milder in Azerbaijan, and the number of frosty days reduces", said Umayra Taghiyeva, Director of National Hydrometeorology Department in her statement to journalists, the Ministry of Ecology and National Resources told ONA.

She said according to the perennial norm, the average perennial number of frosty days in January in Baku is 6 days. But this winter, the frost hasn’t been recorded yet, but on January 25, the air temperature neared 0 degrees. 

She noted in January 2020, the average monthly air temperature was higher than the climate norm by 1.6 degrees. “The hottest day was on January 23 when the air temperature rose to plus 12.3 degrees, but the record indicator hasn’t been recorded, because the highest temperature in Baku City was recorded on January 4, 1979, and on that day, the air temperature was plus 22.3 degrees".

When it comes to precipitation, amount of fallout has increased a little in comparison with December, but rains dominate among them.

Amount of rainfall in Baku and Absheron is 102-179%, in Upper Garabagh region – 30-38%, Gazakh-Ganja region – 17-33%, Aghdam – 85%, Lankaran-Astara region – 88-181%, Neftchala – 221%, Guba, Gusar, Giriz, Khachmaz regions- 74-90%, Guba- 150%, Zagatala, Shaki, Oghuz, Gabala, Ismayilli, Shamakhi, Maraza, Altiaghaj, Giriz districts- 25-89%, Maraza- 112%, Central Aran regions – 32-89%, and Beylagan -113%.