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Over 50°C recorded, heat dome, heat wave… Monday July 3, 2023 is hottest on record

Over 50°C recorded, heat dome, heat wave… Monday July 3, 2023 is hottest on record

From Antarctica through America and China to North Africa: The Earth has never experienced the highest average temperature this Monday, July 3.

This is a new world record. Monday July 3, 2023 was the hottest day on record, according to data from the US Center for Environmental Prediction, with an average temperature of 17.01°C, compared to the previous high of 16.92°C in August 2016, as heat waves are on the rise. .

\u26a0\ud83d\udcc8 Average temperature of volume #Monte It set a new record (all months combined) with 17.01 degrees on July 3, beating the old record of 16.92 degrees from 2022. \ud83c\udf0d pic.twitter.com/xDi4csw4m3

— Anthony Grillon \ud83c\udf2a (@AnthoGrillon) July 4, 2023

In recent weeks, while the southern part of the United States has been under a heat dome, China has experienced a heat wave exceeding 35 degrees Celsius. The North African thermometer settled near 50°C.

Even in Antarctica

Even in the winter of Antarctica, temperatures are unusually high.

“This is not a milestone we should celebrate,” said Friedrich Otto, a climate expert at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London. “It’s a death sentence for people and ecosystems.”

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