January 5th warmest month on global record despite cooling effects: NOAA

Updated 2018-02-22 09:24:02 Xinhua

The global temperature in January ranked among the five warmest months on record, despite the cooling influence of La Nina this winter, an American climate agency said on Tuesday.

The average global temperature in January was about 0.71 degrees Celsius above the 20th-century average of 12 degrees, according to a report released by the National Centers for Environmental Information under National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States.

This average temperature was the fifth highest for the month of January in the NOAA's record, which dates back to 1880, it says.

This was the 42nd consecutive January (since 1977) and the 397th consecutive month (since January 1985) with temperatures above the 20th-century average, it says.

The last four years (2015-2018) saw the five warmest Januarys on record, providing solid evidences that the global climate is warming.

Also, it reported that the Earth's Polar Regions continued to experience record-low ice conditions.

The average Arctic sea ice coverage in January was 9.4 percent below the 1981-2010 average, the smallest for the month since records began in 1979.

The Antarctic sea ice extent in January was 17.4 percent below the 1981-2010 average, the second smallest January on record.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58December 17 2018 02:44:17

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16December 17 2018 02:44:17

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18December 17 2018 02:44:17

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords