This is the ninth hottest June since 2010.
National oceanic and atmospheric administration announced that the June 2019 was the hottest on record (last 140 years). As reported by the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to /zn.ua it is also the second consecutive month when ice cover of the Antarctic reached a record low.
According to scientists, the average temperature in June was 0.95 degrees Celsius above the average global temperature (15.5 degrees Celsius). This is the ninth hottest June since 2010.
In Alaska, the first month of this summer was the second warmest in the entire history of observations (1925). The hottest month was and Hawaii. The record was broken also in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
In addition, June is the 20th consecutive June with ice cover below the average in the Arctic and four in a row with ice cover below the average in the Antarctic. While the ice cover in Antarctica was the lowest in the entire, 41-year-old, record — the record was broken in 2002, amounting to 160,580 square kilometers.