Hottest Day

Hottest Day Ever Recorded Shatters Global Temperature Records

The world witnessed a disturbing milestone on July 3rd as it recorded the hottest day ever, surpassing all previous temperature records, according to data from the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

The global average temperature on that day reached a scorching 17.01°C (62.62°F), exceeding the previous record of 16.9°C set in August 2016, as reported by the centers, a division of the National Weather Service.

Climate change is swiftly fueling extreme heatwaves across the globe this summer, resulting in severe weather warnings and tragically claiming numerous lives. From North America to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, nations are grappling with sweltering temperatures.

In the United States, alerts were issued nationwide as stifling heat combined with oppressive humidity enveloped various regions. Further south, Mexico witnessed a severe impact with temperatures soaring above 40°C (104°F), leading to the loss of over 110 lives due to the scorching heat.

The United Kingdom experienced its hottest June since record-keeping began in 1884, with an average temperature of 15.8°C (60.44°F), nearly a degree higher than previous highs for the month. Meanwhile, Iran, known for its blistering summers, faced an astonishing 50°C (122°F) in certain regions.

Spain also endured alarming heat, with the mercury skyrocketing to a scorching 44°C (111.2°F). In June, eight out of Spain’s 17 autonomous administrations issued heat alerts, highlighting the severity of the conditions.

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Pakistan and India were not spared from the devastating consequences of the heatwave. Pakistan witnessed the loss of at least 22 lives due to heatstroke-related incidents, while India reported over 150 fatalities.

Even China, known for its hot summers, experienced its hottest days in six decades, with temperatures soaring up to 40°C (104°F). The nation faced scorching heatwaves, further raising concerns about the impact of climate change.

This record-breaking heatwave serves as a grave reminder of the escalating impact of climate change. The rising temperatures and extreme weather events underline the urgent need for concerted global efforts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. Governments, communities, and individuals alike are compelled to prioritize climate action, implementing sustainable practices to reduce carbon emissions and protect vulnerable populations from the ravages of extreme heat.

As the world witnesses the consequences of rapidly changing climate patterns, it is imperative that steps are taken to address this crisis before the situation worsens. Only through collective action and sustainable practices can we hope to secure a safer and healthier future for our planet and future generations. (AA)

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