The NASA scientists informs that July was the hottest month of 2016. According to data released by NASA, July was also the hottest month on record for the world the streak means that 2016 is still well on its way to upsetting last year as the hottest year on record.
July 2016 was hotter than the 1951-1980 average it wasAccording to NASA, the heat is rising streak since October 2015, which was the first month in your dataset Hotter than normal.above July 2015, the next warmest July in records that go back to 1880. The record July heat also means this was the hottest month the planet has seen over the course of NASA's records. That's because July is also generally the hottest month of the year due the fact that it's summer in the northern hemisphere where there's more land.
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Will be the last record hot month most important of this year as the residual heat from an exceptionally strong El Niño dies away. Besides that El Niño itself was declared over in June, global temperatures tend to lag by about two to three months. Nations have agreed to keep the rise of global temperatures below by the end of this century and are discussing aiming for an even more ambitious. But temperatures for the year to date have been hovering close above preindustrial times all year.
The scientist reported NASA 2016 does end up the hottest year on record, it will be the third such year in a row. But just as the streak of record-hot months will come to an end, so too may the streak of record hottest years. Forecasters expect a La Niña to form, which tends to mean a relative cooling of global temperatures.