The average global temperature for July 2023 was the highest ever recorded, the European Union-funded Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported Tuesday morning.
Last month also saw the highest temperatures for a single day, with July 6 earning the dubious title of "hottest day in history."
From the data pertaining to the month of July, it was found that it was 0.72 degrees Celsius (1.3 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the average for July between 1991 and 2020. This was 0.33 degrees Celsius (0.59 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the previous record for the hottest month in history, which was recorded in July 2019.
According to measurements, the average global temperature, encompassing both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, on land and at sea, and in the air, was more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above the average from the years 1850 to 1900.
Many areas in the Northern Hemisphere experienced extreme heatwaves, including in Southern Europe. In several cities in North America and most of Antarctica, temperatures were measured much higher than average.