June follows May — also the hottest on record

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The world’s surfaces averaged 61.2 degrees Fahrenheit last month, making it the hottest June since records began more than 130 years ago.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday in its monthly report of global temperatures that June was the 352nd month in a row in which the global temperature was above the 20th century average.


Two months ago, the Earth also experienced its hottest recorded May.

The oceans in June set an all-time record of 57.61 degrees. That was 1.71 degrees above the 20th-century average, the highest departure from the average on NOAA’s records.

Land temperatures were the seventh highest on record in June, at 62.65 degrees.

“Most of the world experienced warmer-than-average monthly temperatures, with record warmth across part of southeastern Greenland, parts of northern South America, areas in eastern and central Africa, and sections of southern and southeastern Asia,” NOAA said in a statement.

“A few areas in North America, Far East Russia, and small parts of central and northeastern Europe were cooler or much cooler than average,” the agency said.