Record September puts 2023 on track to be warmest year, says Copernicus

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Last month of September was the warmest on record so far globally and this year is on track to become the hottest on record, according to the latest bulletin from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

The European institution reported that in September The surface air temperature reached an average of 16.38 ºC globally, 0.93 ºC above the average for this month during the period between 1991 and 2020.

Furthermore, this average is located half a degree above of the temperature recorded during what was until now the warmest September in statistics, that of 2020, according to the Bonn-based agency.

The difference reaches 1.75 ºC compared to the average for the period 1850-1900, the pre-industrial period that is used as a reference to measure the effects of climate change.

For the months of January to September, the average global temperature was 0.52 ºC above average and 0.05 ºC above the warmest January to September period recorded so far, in 2016.

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