PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released a world climate update for the month of July.
The findings show that the July average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.46 degrees above the 20th Century average.
Records have been kept since 1880.
For land surface temperatures, in July it was 1.73 degrees above average, making it the sixth hottest July in the 135-year period covered by records.
The average Arctic sea ice extent for July 2015 was 9.5% below the average between 1981 and 2010.
The Antarctic sea ice was 3.8% above the average between 1981 and 2010.
Read the full NOAA Global Analysis here.
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