News of: Wednesday, December 14 2005,
The year 2005 will probably be number 5 on the list of warmest years since measurements started in Holland, in 1706.
The average temperature for this year will probably be 10.7 degrees Centigrade (51 Fahrenheit), measured over the whole year, including day and night.
According to Weathernews, this fits into the idea of global warming through the greenhouse effect. The warmest 15 years since 1901 all occurred after 1987.
This can also very well be seen on the graph of of the average temperature per decade, over the past 300 years, on the Weathernews website.