Monday, May 17, 2010

April was the hottest on record, ever.

WASHINGTON - The planet's average land and sea temperature for April was 58.1 degrees Fahrenheit (14.5 Celsius), the hottest for any April since recordkeeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

That was 1.37 degrees F (0.76 C) above the 20th Century average of 56.7 degrees F (13.7 C).

Indeed, the world's average temperature was the highest on record for the January-April period, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.

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