July 2020 Was Record Hot for N. Hemisphere, 2nd Hottest for Planet


Arctic sea ice melted to record lows.

July 2020 has tied for second-hottest July on record for the globe, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

What’s more, the Northern Hemisphere saw its hottest July ever — surpassing its previous record high set in 2019. Here’s a closer look into NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report:

Climate by the numbers: July 2020
The July 2020 global temperature was 62.06 degrees F (16.72 degrees C) — 1.66 degrees F (0.92 of a degree C) above the 20th-century average — tying with 2016 as the second-hottest July on record. Last month was only 0.02 of a degree F (0.01 of a degree C) shy of tying the record-hot July of 2019.

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