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Thursday 24 April 2014

Phew, it's hottest November ever

November 2013 was the hottest since records began.

This November was the warmest on record, across Earth, since record-keeping began in 1880.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6F (13.7C). That's 1.4 degrees (0.78C) above the 20th century average.

It was the 37th consecutive November with above-average temperatures. The last below-average November was in 1976.

It was also the 345th straight month with above-average temperatures. That's almost 29 years.

Among the November hot spots: much of Eurasia, Central America and the Indian Ocean. In Russia, it was the warmest November on record. But parts of North America were cooler than average.

AP

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