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