April 2019 second hottest on record
The world continues to sweat it out, with April 2019 being recorded as the second hottest on record April on record, according to new data released by America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Global temperatures were .93c above global averages for April, with the arctic recording a particularly bad month as sea ice coverage shrunk to a record low for the month.
Average Arctic sea ice coverage (extent) in April was 8.4 percent below the 1981-2010 average – the lowest for April on record. The Antarctic sea ice extent was 16.6 percent below average, the third smallest for April on record.
With temperatures nearly a full degree hotter than average, it was the second-hottest April in the 140-year record behind April 2016. Last month also was the 43rd consecutive April and 412 consecutive months that saw above-average global temperatures.
NOAA’s full report can be found here