The high temperatures in August reportedly surpassed the hottest summer on record this year. Further reports say it has been three consecutive months since record heat was measured in the Northern Hemisphere.On September 6, scientists from Europe announced that the globe suffered high temperatures in August which surpassed the hottest summer on record this year. Furthermore, the high temperatures in August had been the third consecutive month since record heat was measured in the Northern Hemisphere.
According to Rice, the Copernicus Climate Change Service and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) defined summer as the months of June, July, and August which makes the temperatures in August a record heat in summer. Nonetheless, the first day of autumn will officially begin on September 23.
High Temperatures in August
According to Smith-Schoenwalder, the WMO further reported that the high temperatures in August were also recorded from the ocean’s surface at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This suggests that the high temperatures in August were the warmest in the globe on a monthly average to the extent that they surpassed the previous record back in March 2016.
On the other hand, reports say the extent of sea ice in Antarctica was at a record low for the month of August, with a monthly value of 2% less than the average. This suggests that the current extent of the sea ice is the largest irregularity since the late 1970s when the recording of data first began.