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Monday, 15 August 2016

NASA Confirms July Set All Time Record Hot Temperature



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Earth's hottest month on record was July 2016: NASA

Earth just had its hottest month yet, and the record-shattering warmth shows no signs of stopping. 
 According to NASA, global average surface temperatures during July were 0.84 degrees Celsius, or 1.51 degrees Fahrenheit, above average. This beats all previous Julys, with July 2011 coming in second at 0.74 degrees Celsius above average. 

 The large anomaly seen during July 2016 means that the month was the hottest on Earth since instrumental records began in 1880. 
Separately, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), also found that July was the planet's hottest month ever recorded.
July is typically the planet's hottest month of the year due to the fact that the Northern Hemisphere has more land area than the Southern Hemisphere, making Northern Hemisphere summer the warmest month.
July is now the tenth month in a row to be the warmest such month on record in NASA's database. 

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