The Fourth of July, with a global average temperature of 17.18 degrees, was the hottest day on record, while the July 3 temperature record was broken again within 24 hours.
According to the US Meteorological Service NCEP data, July 3, when the global average temperature was measured at 17.01 degrees, was recorded as the hottest day.
The global temperature record was updated within 24 hours, and on July 4 the global average temperature was 17.18°C.
As air temperatures rise as the effects of human-caused climate change intensify, scientists warn that temperature records could be seen again, especially over the next six weeks.
The World Meteorological Organization also stated that El Niño conditions began yesterday and that the rise in temperatures could accelerate.
The global average temperature was previously measured at 16.9 degrees in August 2016.
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