According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States, Monday, July 3 was the hottest day on Earth in the history of observations. The average temperature on the planet has reached 17.01°C.
The hottest day in the history of observations
Monday, July 3, 2023, became the hottest day in the history of weather observations on our planet. This is reported by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
We are talking about the average temperature on the entire surface of our planet. It was observed during the day. Of course, at the same time, day and night have changed in different localities during this time, somewhere it is summer, and somewhere it is the middle of winter. However, on average, the air on Earth warmed up to 17.01°C.
This is higher than any average daily temperature recorded by NOAA for the entire observation period since 1979. The previous record was set on July 24 last year. Then the average temperature on the planet reached 16.92°C.
The Earth is heating up
In general, according to NOAA observations accumulated over several decades, the average temperature on Earth ranges from 12°C to 17°C. For the beginning of July, it averaged 16.2°C between 1979 and 2000.
However, since then, the heating of the earth has accelerated. Satellites perfectly see the signs that the climate is rapidly changing to a hotter one. This year, June was also the hottest compared to the observations of previous years.
And it’s not over yet. Usually the average daily temperature rises until August. Therefore, it is possible that this year it is not the last record. And even if this does not happen, 2024 will be even hotter, because scientists expect the appearance of El Nino in the Pacific Ocean.
According to phys.org
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