July was hottest month on record, says US agency

Dawn | Aug 16, 2019 at 7:23 AM
  • July 2019 temperatures were the hottest ever recorded globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Thursday, while satellite data showed polar ice shrank to its lowest levels.
  • The average global temperature for the month was 0.95 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 15.8 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest July in its records.
  • The findings confirmed data released by the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service on Aug 5, though the margin of the new record compared to the last, in July 2016, was greater according to the US data.