Temparature of Earth has increased a record high for May according to US Meteorologists reported on Friday 12-06-2020
Last month the global average temperature was 60.3 degrees (15.7 degrees Celsius) and tying 2016 for the hottest May in 141 years of record keeping as per to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This 1.7 degrees (nearly 1 degree Celsius) higher than the 20th century average for Earth.
Temperature on land set a heat record, while ocean temperatures ranked second.
Parts of Africa, Asia, western Europe, South and Central America had record warmth.
According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Duke Amdt“We continue to warm on the long term and in any given month we’re likely to be knocking on the door, close to a record in the era that we’re in,
The last seven Mays, from 2014 to 2020, have been the seven warmest Mays on record.
This past spring was the second hottest on record, behind 2016. And this year so far is the second hottest five-month start of a year.
Amdt said it’s highly likely that 2020 will be one of the two hottest years since 1880.