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Heatwave: England has had joint hottest summer on record, Met Office says

Heatwave: England has had joint hottest summer on record, Met Office says

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Getty ImagesEngland has had its joint hottest summer on record, the Met Office says. Provisional figures show the summer of 2022 - covering June, July and August - had an average temperature of 17.1C.This year's summer tied with 2018 for the warmest, according to records stretching back to 1884. It means four of the five warmest summers on record have happened since 2003, as the effects of climate change are felt on the nation's summer temperatures, the Met Office said. This year's summer included the record-breaking heat in July when temperatures in the UK exceeded 40C for the first time as part of a widespread heatwave. Hot and dry conditions have dried up rivers, damaged crops and fuelled wildfires, as well as leaving much of England in drought. For both England and the UK as a whole, i...
This September was the hottest on record, scientists find

This September was the hottest on record, scientists find

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This September was the hottest on record across the globe, scientists have found.Surface temperatures worldwide were 0.05C higher than 2019, making it the hottest September since records began, according to the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Europe also experienced its hottest September ever - beating the previous record set in 2018 by around 0.2C, the service said. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Wildfires tear through Argentina countryside The overall increase saw warmer temperatures in the Siberi...
‘Hottest temperature on Earth’ as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

‘Hottest temperature on Earth’ as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

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'Hottest temperature on Earth' recorded in USWhat could be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth - 130F (54.4C) - has been reached in Death Valley National Park in California. The recording is being verified by the US National Weather Service.It comes amid a heatwave on the US's west coast, where temperatures are forecast to rise further this week.The scorching conditions have led to two days of blackouts in California, after a power plant malfunctioned on Saturday.What were the previous records?Sunday's reading was recorded in Furnace Creek in Death Valley.Before this, the hottest temperature reliably recorded on Earth was 129.2F (54C) - also in Death Valley in 2013.A higher reading of 134F, or 56.6C a century ...
NOAA: January 2020 was hottest on record

NOAA: January 2020 was hottest on record

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Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Last month was the hottest January in all 141 years of climate records, according to scientists at the National Centers for Environmental Information. In a Thursday press release, the NOAA said January 2020 also marked the 44th consecutive January and the 421st consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average. On top of that, the scientists said the four warmest Januaries have occurred since 2016 with the 10 warmest occurring in the last 20 years. Globally, land and ocean surface temperatures were at a record 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, surpassing the previous January record set in 2016 by 0.04 of a degree F. By hemisphere, the world's northern half established a record January with a 2.70 degrees F above average while the s...
January 2020 hottest on record, EU climate monitoring system says

January 2020 hottest on record, EU climate monitoring system says

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Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Last month was the hottest January on record, according to newly published data from the European Union's climate monitoring system. Earlier this year, the Copernicus Climate Change Service, or C3S, determined 2019 was the second hottest year on record, bringing the streak of record-warm years to five in a row. According to the latest report from the Copernicus survey, 2020 is off to a record hot start. According to the data, last month was 0.03 degrees Celsius warmer than January 2016, the hottest year on record. While the planet, as a whole, was only marginally hotter, some regions were significantly hotter. "For Europe, it was the warmest January on record, about 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than the previous warmest January in 2007, and 3.1 degrees Celsius warmer than t...