Northern hemisphere had hottest summer on record
16 de septiembre de 2020, 14:13Geneva, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The planet's northern hemisphere had its warmest summer on record with temperatures of 1.17 degrees Celsius (°C) above average, it was reported on Wednesday.
Data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) revealed that other periods with highest temperatures were recorded in 2016 and 2019; and the five hottest summers from June to August have occurred in the northern hemisphere from 2015 to date.
Globally, August 2020 was the second-warmest month on record with temperatures of 0.94úC higher than the 20th century average, which was 15.6úC, according to records from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The 10 warmest Augusts have all occurred since 1998, with the five warmest occurring since 2015.
According to the WMO, the most notable average temperatures for August were present across parts of the western United States, Europe, north-central Russia and southeastern China.
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