Global temperature of land and sea in April were higher by this degree than the average temperature for April during the period 1951-1980, according to figures released by Nasa over the weekend. The latest figures smashed the previous record for April by the largest margin ever recorded.
months in a row that are at least 1 C above the 1951-80 mean for that month.
months in a row that the monthly record has been broken by the largest margin ever. When the string of record-smashing months started in February, scientists began talking about a “climate emergency”.