July 2019 hottest month on record infographic
Graphic shows selected significant climate events and anomalies for July 2019.


July 2019 was hottest month ever recorded, says U.S. agency

By Mike Tyler

August 16, 2019 - July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius (1.71 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the 20th century average of 15.8 C (60.4 F) for the month.

Because July is generally the warmest month on the calendar, meteorologists say this means it also set a new all-time monthly record for the past 140 years.

Last month’s temperatures narrowly topped the previous July record, set in 2016, by 0.03 C (0.05 F).

PUBLISHED: 16/08/2019; STORY: Graphic News
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