In November temperatures in Turkey were 2.6 degrees Celsius above average, and this trend is set to continue into mid-2020, according to state officials and meteorology experts.

“For many years the average temperature in November was 8.9 C [48.02 F], but in 2019 it was 11.5 C [52.7 F],” said the Turkish State Meteorological Service.

Huseyin Toros, an expert on atmospheric science and air quality at Istanbul Technical University, confirmed that Turkey is seeing a warm fall.

Estimated temperatures through May 2020 are expected to be above the seasonal norm, he added, citing data from the European Centre for

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