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The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for June 2010 was the warmest on record.

By Eartheasy Posted Jul 22, 2010

global_temperature_anomalies2If it seems warmer than usual, it’s not your imagination. Average global temperatures from January to June 2010 have been the warmest since records began in 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for June 2010 was the warmest on record at 16.2 degrees Celsius, which is 0.68 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees Celsius.

‘Warmer-than-average conditions dominated the globe, with the most prominent warmth in Peru, the central and eastern contiguous US, and eastern and western Asia,’ the report said. There are exceptions to this overall rise in temperature, with some regions experiencing the coolest weather on record for the same period.

The report also said that the area covered by Arctic Sea ice has reduced by 10.6 percent against the 1979-2000 average level.

According to NOAA:

  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for June 2010 was the warmest on record at 61.1°F (16.2°C), which is 1.22°F (0.68°C) above the 20th century average of 59.9°F (15.5°C).
  • The global June land surface temperature was 1.93°F (1.07°C) above the 20th century average of 55.9 °F (13.3°C) — the warmest on record.
  • Warmer-than-average conditions dominated the globe, with the most prominent warmth in Peru, the central and eastern contiguous U.S., and eastern and western Asia. Cooler-than-average regions included Scandinavia, southern China and the northwestern contiguous United States.
  • According to Beijing Climate Center, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang and Jilin had their warmest June since national records began in 1951. Meanwhile, Guizhou experienced its coolest June on record.
  • According to Spain’s meteorological office, the nationwide average temperature was 0.7°F (0.4°C) above normal, Spain’s coolest June since 1997.
  • The worldwide ocean surface temperature was 0.97°F (0.54°C) above the 20th century average of 61.5°F (16.4°C), which was the fourth warmest June on record. The warmth was most pronounced in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Sea surface temperature continued to decrease across the equatorial Pacific Ocean during June 2010, consistent with the end of El Niño. According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, La Niña conditions are likely to develop during the northern hemisphere summer 2010.
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  • Rain Forest animal

    We must care about global warming issues. nice info, thx

  • top search

    im scared now :(

  • Valentina

    I agree there is very big problem.

  • TwentyEleven

    You would never have guessed it in England :)

  • http://www.acnedietsreview.org Anthony Vanwhy

    When you compare it to a few degrees every few years, most people don't care. What isn't commonly realized is that the rate of increase is going up as well. This could easily grow in an exponential fashion if we don't get a handle on it.

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