Data from European climate researchers indicates that this year’s was the warmest September since the Copernicus Climate Change Service began keeping regular records of meteorological data in 1981.
The average temperature for September was 0.57 degrees Celsius higher than the global average temperature of Septembers between 1980 and 2010, and it was almost identical to the average temperature of the previous record holder, September 2016.
The highest average temperatures were measured in the central and eastern regions of the United States, in the Mongolian Plateau and in some regions of the Arctic. The extent of Arctic sea ice was 36 percent below the average.
Source: MTI – Hungarian News Agency
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