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Thursday, 19 May 2016
Climate Change - Global Temperatures for April 2016
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for April 2016 was 1.10°C above the 20th century average of 13.7°C, according to the
US National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration.
This was the highest temperature departure for April since global records began in 1880.
This is the 12
consecutive month a monthly global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in NOAA's 137 years of record keeping.
A record warm January, February, March, and April resulted in the highest global land and ocean average temperature for January–April at 1.14°C above the 20th century average.
This beat the previous record set in 2015 by 0.30°C and surpassing January-April 1998, the last time a similar strength
occurred during this period, by 0.45°C.
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