According to data published by NOAA , the US meteorological agency, July 2021 has emerged as the hottest month on a global scale since records began in 1880 .
Worldwide: The combined ocean and land surface temperature was 0.93 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 15.8 degrees Celsius. One tenth of a degree higher than the previous record set in July 2016, which was then tied in 2019 and 2020 .
Asia is the warmest continent
Asia had its hottest July on record, beating the previous record set in 2010 ; Europe had its second hottest July on record. North America, South America, Africa and Oceania all had July in the top 10 hottest.
With last month’s data, it is still highly likely that 2021 will rank among the 10 warmest years on record in the world.