Earth had its coolest February in seven years due to La Niña in the tropical Pacific Ocean that dropped temperatures as much as 3.2F below the average in parts of the world, study reveals

  • The average temperature in the US last month was 30.6 F, or 3.2°F below the 20th century average
  • But December 2020-February 2021 was the 8th warmest winter in 142 years
  • There were ‘unusually brisk’ temperatures in North America, Scandinavia and northern Asia
  • Eastern Canada, Europe, and southern and northeast Asia experienced a remarkably mild month

Last month the Earth had its coldest February in seven years, thanks to the effect of La Niña.

The irregular weather pattern causes abnormally strong winds that make the ocean colder than normal.

During February, the average temperature in the contiguous US was 30.6 F, or 3.2°F below the 20th century average.

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