In July, the total surface temperature of the earth and the ocean was 1.67 degrees Celsius, higher than the average temperature in the XX century, which was 15.8 degrees Celsius.
July 2021 was the hottest month in the history of weather observations. This was announced on Friday by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
According to the ministry, the total temperature of the earth’s surface and the ocean recorded by it in July was 0.93 degrees Celsius, higher than the average temperature in the XX century, which was 15.8 degrees Celsius.
The agency has been monitoring the weather since 1880. The previous record temperature in July was recorded in July 2016; then, the same figure was reached in 2019 and 2020. The current record exceeds the figures of those years by 0.01 degrees Celsius.
At the same time, July 2021 became the hottest month in Asia, the second in this indicator – in Europe (the record remains for July 2018). In North America, South America, Oceania, and Africa, it entered only the top ten hottest.