Hottest summer recorded in northern hemisphere

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Washington DC (USA), September 16: A US government agency says the northern hemisphere this year had its hottest summer ever recorded.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, released a report on global temperatures on Monday.
It says the northern hemisphere had its warmest June-to-August period on record. Temperatures were 1.17 degrees Celsius above average, surpassing the previous record set in 2016 and again in 2019.
The report also says the average extent of Arctic sea ice in August was the third smallest on record, 29.4 percent below the 30-year average from 1981 to 2010.
The NOAA says the record-breaking heat wave and a persistent drought are responsible for the massive wildfires afflicting US West Coast states.
Source: NHK World

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