June 2024: 13th straight record-breaking global temperatures

The Associated Press July 8, 2024, 05:00 AM UTC

Summary: June 2024 marked the 13th consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures, with an average of 62°F (16.66°C). The Earth has been consistently 1.5°C (2.7°F) warmer than pre-industrial times for 12 months. Copernicus warns of ongoing climate chaos despite hopes of the streak ending soon. The streak has seen substantial temperature increases over the past 13 months, with severe heatwaves affecting various regions.

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  1. [4.5]
    Record-breaking heatwave shifts east, millions under heat alert (The Guardian)
    19h
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  2. [4.6]
    Las Vegas hits record fifth day of 115°F temperatures (Castanet.net)
    5d
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  3. [4.4]
    Record high temperatures persist across US, exacerbated by climate change (The Washington Post)
    5d
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  4. [4.3]
    Tourists flock to Death Valley amid deadly US heat wave (Castanet.net)
    6d
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  5. [6.0]
    Global temperatures 1.5°C warmer, extreme heat waves increasing (The Conversation Indonesia)
    6d

  6. [4.5]
    West Coast heat wave continues, Death Valley ties temperature record (CNN)
    6d
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  7. [5.7]
    Deadly US heat wave breaks records, strains emergency services (The Associated Press)
    7d

  8. [6.0]
    Global temperatures hit 1.5C target for 12 months (ABC News)
    7d

  9. [4.5]
    Deadly heat wave grips US, causing deaths and record temperatures (Hindustan Times)
    7d
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  10. [6.0]
    Global temperatures 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for 12 months (The Guardian)
    7d

  11. [4.8]
    US heat wave breaks records, temperatures soar, 36M under warning (The Associated Press)
    8d
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  12. [5.1]
    Heat wave hits U.S., breaks records, fuels wildfires (CTV News)
    8d

  13. [4.2]
    California cities break heat records, Death Valley nears all-time high (Deadline)
    9d
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  14. [5.7]
    Record-setting heat wave hits Western US, prompting health concerns (The Associated Press)
    9d

  15. [5.2]
    West coast heat wave to hit 12 cities with record temps (The Washington Post)
    10d

  16. [3.1]
    Northern California faces high fire risk amid heat wave (KCRA Sacramento)
    11d
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  17. [5.2]
    California heat wave sets records, temperatures exceed 100-130 degrees (The Washington Post)
    12d

  18. [5.2]
    Heatwave affecting over 60 million Americans, with record-breaking temperatures (The Washington Post)
    14d

  19. [2.1]
    Northern California to heat up for Fourth of July (KCRA Sacramento)
    18d
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