The U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction has reported that 3 July 2023 marked the World’s hottest day ever recorded globally. The average global temperature reached 17.01 degrees Celsius, surpassing the previous record set in August 2016. The heatwaves experienced around the world have been attributed to the El Niño weather pattern.
In the United States, an intense heat dome has caused extreme weather conditions in recent weeks. China has also been grappling with a persistent heatwave, with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius. North Africa has witnessed temperatures nearing 50 degrees Celsius, while the Middle East has experienced unusually scorching heat during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Even Antarctica, in its winter season, has recorded abnormally high temperatures. Ukraine’s Vernadsky research base on the Argentine Islands in Antarctica recently broke its July temperature record with a reading of 8.7 degrees Celsius. Scientists have expressed concern about the climate crisis, which has been exacerbated by the El Niño weather pattern. The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued a warning this week about the onset of the latest El Niño event.
Q.: Which day was recorded as the World’s hottest day according to data from the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction?
A) 5 August 2016
B) 3 July 2023
C) 21 August 2022
D) 22 June 2019
Answer: B) 3 July 2023