I will insist that comparing places using 2 or 3 days data is absurd..but if you want to keep on doing this ridiculous pseudo-cientific conversation let me show you something..
Acording to the Algarve Agrometeorological institute, namely the weather station of Alte-Loulé ( located in a deep valley oriented to the south...so..not representative of Algarve´s climate as a whole..) the maximum temperature ever recorded in January is 27.4º!
Do you have any data like that in any other place of Europe?
Here is the data of that year of 2008, when the station reached 27.4º:
( You can see that the station is in a good position...quite respectant to WMO protocoll)
Here the data from 2007 until today:
The location of this station is such, that the thermal inversions cause very cold nights ( Jan mean of around 3º with the lowest record of-5.5º, and mean values of August only around 17º), but very high maximum temperatures...with January mean around 18º-19º and August mean around 35º.
Also the values are incredibly sustaind and regular as the location is very sheltered...
Isn´t this spectacular?!
Yes it is...but it´s also a microclimatic reality that can´t be extrapolated to the remaining territory
Here data from Cacela, near Tavira, wich is far more representative of SE Algarve coastal climate:
You must be kidding me right?The record of Europe for January is 30.4C in Greece in Vryses,Crete in NOA station
At the same time Herakleion HNMS station was 29.8C in January 2010!!I think you must do a revision on what Southern Greece in the winter really means
Alte-Loulé and other places geographically similar, like most of the low altitude valleys in Sierra morena and Sierra nevada that are exposed to the S, and also valleys in S Cyprus, S Greece, S Crete and S Sicily are very capable of reaching this extreme values around 28-30º ( eventhough min temps can be lower than coastal regions).
Alte-Loulé had an average Tmax of 21º that January/2008...is there any place in Greece capable of having this high average of Tmax in January?
Segundo o IM o recorde para o mês de Janeiro é de 26,0 °C em Ladoeiro. (Dia 30 do ano de 1999).
Southern Greece has the perfect position geographically to be the warmest of all the continent.
I don't think Crete and other islands are in the continent. Are they?
Spare me pls
The only isles of Greece that dont belong to Europe geographically is Kastelorizo and those small uninhabited islands that have a lower than 200m water depth seperating them from the Tourkish coasts.Elementary geography
And so do all the French areas outside France and also Cyprus!Madeira,Azores and and outermost areas of Europe can be considered European by the EUROPEAN UNION.
Who cares really?
In terms of being accepted in the European continent geographically,only people in Portugal might accept them.In this respect it is Greece who has the warmest areas of the continent on average?
I am afraid the Iberian Peninslula can never compete with Greece's hotspots