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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Some regions of Canada became global climatic hotspots in October

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Key Takeaways:

  • New temperature records were set over the northern hemisphere last month, with Ontario and areas of Canada’s north ranking among the world’s hottest regions.
  • Temperatures in the northern hemisphere reached new highs in October, following a record-breaking hot September in the southern hemisphere.

Last month, Canada stood out among other countries by experiencing some of the world’s highest temperatures. According to NOAA’s October Global Climate Report, previous month was the fourth warmest October on record for the world, with temperatures 0.89°C above the 20th century average of 14°C.

According to NASA data, October 2021 will be the fourth warmest month on record.

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Meanwhile, the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) also Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service predict that the month will be the third warmest on record, trailing only 2015 and 2019. Using only land-based stations, where nearly the entire world’s population lives, October jumped to third place in NOAA’s records, at 1.39° Celsius above the 20th-century average.

Specifically across the land in the northern hemisphere, where nearly 90% of people live. October 2021 was the warmest in the 142-year history of record-keeping. Last month, two hotspots stood out in NOAA data. First, temperatures in Central Siberia and the eastern half of Canada were far above average in October.

Notably, new monthly heat records were set in Nunavut, northern Quebec, and southwestern Ontario. “According to the Meteorological Service of Canada, October temperatures in Ontario (located in eastern Canada) were 3.0–6.0°C above average,” NOAA said in the report.

“From October 7 to 15, several locations in Ontario experienced maximum temperatures above 20°C.” Considering the entire year, NOAA ranks January–October 2021 as the sixth hottest on record.

“Looking ahead,” the report says, “the year is almost certain to rank among the ten warmest on record, with the high probability of ranking as the sixth warmest year on record.”

Source: The Weather Network

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