On Tuesday, July 4, the global average temperature reached 17.18 degrees Celsius, while the value reported by the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction a day earlier was 17.01 degrees Celsius. The latter also set a record, as it exceeded the 16.92 degrees measured in August 2016, which was considered the hottest until then.
According to experts, these daily heat records are expected to be broken again and again in the near future, because the global average temperature usually continues to rise until the end of July and the beginning of August. This year, extremely high temperatures have been observed since the beginning of June, presumably as a sign of the now emerging El Nino atmospheric phenomenon.
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