Hottest June on Record: 2023 Continues Alarming Climate Trends

New Delhi: June 2023 witnessed the highest global temperatures ever recorded in the 174-year history, with independent analysis by renowned scientists, including those from NASA and NOAA, confirming it as the hottest June on record.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts with over 99% certainty that 2023 will rank among the top 10 warmest years and has a 97% probability of being among the top five.

The presence of the El Nino climate pattern is a contributing factor to the current heat, causing elevated ocean temperatures in the Pacific and impacting weather patterns worldwide.

June 2023 surpassed the previous record set in June 2019 by a significant margin, reaching a global average temperature of more than 0.5 degrees Celsius above the 1991-2020 average, as reported by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.

Additionally, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) revealed that the June global surface temperature was 1.05 degrees Celsius above the 20th-century average of 15.5 degrees Celsius, marking the first time a June temperature exceeded 1 degree C above the long-term average.

The strengthening of weak El Nino conditions in June contributed to the rising sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

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