The European Union’s Copernicus satellite tracking system reported that last month was the hottest month in the world.
According to a written statement from Copernicus, June 2023 was recorded as the warmest June, surpassing the previous record in June 2019 by a large margin.
The highest temperatures were recorded especially in northwestern Europe.
Drier-than-average conditions occurred along a broad line along the western coast of the Black Sea, as well as central and eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
June 2023 was also drier than average across much of North America.
Conditions favorable to severe bushfires were seen in parts of Russia, the Horn of Africa, most of South Africa, South America and Australia.
Ocean surface temperatures were the warmest on record for the month of June, mainly due to sweltering heat in the North Atlantic and an increase in El Niño in the Pacific.
On the other hand, rainfall in most of southern Europe, western Iceland and northwestern Russia was above average. Heavy rains caused floods in Türkiye, Kosovo and Romania.
The ice level also fell to a record low
Sea ice in Antarctica has reached its lowest level, 17 percent below average, breaking the previous record set in June by a large margin.
The daily amount of sea ice in Antarctica remained at “unprecedented” low levels all month.
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