January has the highest temperature recorded in many European countries. National temperature records were set for the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, and Denmark. Warsaw, Poland, had a temperature on January 1 that was 4 C higher than the previous record. On the other hand, Belarus experienced 16.4 C, which is about 4.5 C higher than the last recorded temperature. In Bilbao, Spain, the temperatures on January 1 were similar to the country’s July average. Water use is also limited in some parts of Catalonia and Barcelona. The UK, Ireland, France, and Spain announced that 2022 was the hottest year on record. Because of human-caused climate change, heatwaves have become more common, more powerful, and longer lasting. These warm winter events do not have the same negative effects on people as summer heatwaves, however. The world has already warmed by about 1.1 C since the beginning of the industrial period.