ORLANDO, Fla. – For another month, the world experienced a record-breaking month with September sweltering to the top spot as the hottest September on record globally.
According to the NOAA Chief Scientist Sarah Kapnick, this September marked the fourth month in a row of record-warm global temperatures.
When averaging highs and lows across land and sea, the average temperature warmed to 61.59 degrees Fahrenheit, a typical September temperature of 59.0 degrees. This hit a new milestone, with September seeing its highest temperature anomaly of 2.59 degrees above normal.
Not only was the air temperature record-breaking, but September also marked the sixth consecutive month where the global ocean temperature hit record temperatures. By the end of the month, the ocean warmed 1.85 degrees Fahrenheit above any month in NOAA’s global record tying the record just set in August 2023.
By this point of the year, there is a greater than 99% probability that 2023 will rank as the warmest year on record!
In the likely chance that it happens, the last 10 years would officially be the hottest years on record worldwide.
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