December 2015 was the mildest recorded in Luxembourg since 1947, bringing a fitting end to the country's third-mildest year.
According to meteorological agency Meteolux, the average temperature recorded in the Grand Duchy in December 2015 (up to December 22) was 6.9°C, 5.1°C above the average reported between 1981 and 2010 (1.8°C).
December 25, 2015, meanwhile, was the second-mildest recorded in Luxembourg since 1947, with an average of 11°C.
Across the entire year, temperatures averaged out at a balmy 10.4°C, making it the third-mildest year, after 2011 (10.6°C) and 2014 (10.8°C).
Across Europe, 2015 was the second-mildest year on record, after 2014.
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