On Monday, July 3rd, the world witnessed the highest recorded global temperature in history, as confirmed by data from the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
The average global temperature rose to 17.01 degrees Celsius (62.62 Fahrenheit), surpassing the previous record of 16.92C (62.46F) set in August 2016, as heatwaves scorched various regions worldwide.
Different parts of the world have been grappling with a severe heat dome in recent weeks, for instance, countries like China continues to endure a persistent heat wave with temperatures exceeding 35C (95F). North Africa has also experienced exceptionally high temperatures, nearing 50C (122F).
Remarkably, even Antarctica, currently in its winter season, witnessed unusually high temperatures.
Ukraine’s Vernadsky Research Base in the Argentine Islands of continent recorded a July temperature record of 8.7C (47.6F).