World Experienced The Hottest June Ever As Ocean Temperatures Broke All Records

Combined ocean and ground temperatures across the Earth were observed at 1.89F degrees above the 20th-century average of 59.9F, making it the warmest June in data dating back to 174 years, per the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

It is “virtually certain” that 2023 will feature among the ten warmest on record, the agency mentioned.



Massive heat waves have reportedly endangered lives and, at the same time, taxed energy grids since the beginning of 2023. The blistering weather has been initiating droughts that have triggered several wildfires like those that burned more than 20 million acres across Canada, sending billowing smoke into Europe and the US.

Elevated ocean temperatures, in the meantime, created conditions ripe for hurricanes. The world’s oceans resulted in an above-average nine storms last month, four of which reached the strength of hurricanes. The accumulated cyclone energy globally — a measure of storm power — was nearly twice the average value for June 2023.

Besides global temperatures, the agency reported that Antarctic sea ice hit the lowest extent on record even though winter is underway.

Reference: Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, Spokes Man

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