Japan registered the month of September hottest in the last 125 yearsthe Japanese meteorological agency JMA announced on Monday, at a time when the entire world is preparing to break heat records.
The average temperature in the archipelago in September was 2.66 degrees Celsius higher than normalthe JMA said in a statement.
This is the highest value since comparative statistics were introduced in 1898, said the agency, which had previously announced the hottest average temperatures on record between June and August.
Rising temperatures are in line with the rest of the world, which is close to breaking the annual temperature record this year.
On Sunday, Portugal broke records for maximum temperatures in the month of October in several locations
After recording the hottest quarter in history during the boreal summer (June-July-August), the world feels the effects of climate change, reinforced, in recent months, by the return, over the Pacific Ocean, of the cyclical phenomenon El Niño, synonymous with greater warming.
Europe once again recorded temperature records in September
September was also the hottest month ever measured in Germany, Poland, Switzerland and even France, where the country’s meteorological agency announced, on Friday, an average temperature last month “between 3.5 and 3.6 degrees Celsius” above the reference period 1991-2020”. O United Kingdom it also had the hottest September on record, equaling the record set in 2006, local meteorological services announced on Monday.