June Tied with Earth’s Third Hottest on Record

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A map of the world noting some of the most significant weather and climate events that occurred during June 2020.

A map of the world noting some of the most significant weather and climate events that occurred during June 2020.

The Earth’s warming trend continued in June, making the month the third hottest on record — tied with 2015.

Warm temperatures for the year to date makes 2020 the second hottest in the 141-year climate record, according to scientists and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Last month was also the 44th consecutive June and the 426th consecutive month with temperatures above average. Nine of the 10 warmest Junes have occurred since 2010, according to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

The average global temperature in June was 1.66 degrees F (0.92 of a degree C) above the 20th-century average of 59.9 degrees F (15.5 degrees C), tying with 2015 as the third-highest June temperature in the 141-year record. Only June 2016 and June 2019 were hotter.

“The scorching temperatures might not bode well for the climate, but they have been a big boost to boat sales,” said Rob Soucy of Port Harbor Marine in Maine.

“You couldn’t have asked for a better June, weather-wise,” Soucy told Trade Only Today.

“From a standpoint of sales activity, for the last two, two and a half months, this is unprecedented,” said Soucy. “The number of leads coming in, the number of dollars we’ve written in May and June — [they were] two back-to-back record-setting months in terms of new written deals.”


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