Environmental Science

May 2020 Joint-Hottest May Since Records Began

May 2020 Joint-Hottest May Since Records Began

Temperature measurements around the world suggest that the top two hottest meteors since the start of the May 2020 recording are in the May 2020 record. This will be followed by April, which is the warmest pair of April with 2016. The new data points to 2020 as being among the warmest years among us. The prediction is obtained from two distinct analyzes of temperature exceptions, the difference between temperature measurements, and the average of a particular period in the past.

The European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported that May 2020 was 0.63 degrees Celsius (1.13 ° F) warmer globally than the 1981-2020 average.  NOAA’s Climate State: The May 2020 Global Climate Report states that this is the 44th consecutive May with temperatures above the 20th-century average. It estimates a temperature drop of 1.39 ± 0.11 ° C (2.50 ± 0.20 ° F) compared to the world average between 1910 and 2000.

The comparison may be different, the verdict is the same. The average global temperature in May 2020 was 15.7 degrees Celsius (60.3 degrees Fahrenheit). The two analyses also point at a dramatic temperature anomaly over Siberia and the Arctic Ocean with temperatures up to 10°C (18°F) above the average for the region and the month. In the South Andes, average temperatures are found in several Antarctic regions, as well as in Western Europe and Western America.

Climate crisis causes global average increases in temperature, but this does not mean that individual regions cannot experience lower temperatures than in the past. The northern and eastern regions of Canada and the United States, Australia, southern Brazil, Eastern Europe, and even the Sahara region experienced fewer temperatures than in May 2020.  Despite these, the warmest regions in both land and ocean developed worldwide.

The last three months were the second-highest since 2016 for the average temperature of both land and sea. In fact, so far the entire year 2020 is in the second position after 2016, which is the warmest year since the record started 141 years ago. This new information provides an update to the Global Annual Temperature Rankings Outlook. The probability of being the warmest year on the 2020 record is currently lower than previously estimated but it is almost certain that it will be in the Top 10 and in the Top 5 by January 1, 2021.