August 2016 Sets Record As Hottest Month In 136 Years


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A recently released report by NASA reveals the temperature of August, and it is already 0.16 degrees Celsius warmer than the previous warmest August in 2014. August 2016 was the hottest month in 136 years of modern record-keeping.

Although the seasonal cycles peak in the month of July, August 2016 was the warmest month ever recorded. It was also 0.98 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean August temperature from 1951-1980.
"Monthly rankings, which vary by only a few hundredths of a degree, are inherently fragile," said Gavin Schmidt, Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
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The vicious cycle started last year in the month of October (2015); it has given relatively higher recording for monthly temperatures ever since. 
These monthly records are analysed with the help of 6,300 meteorological stations that are there around the world.
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