October 2023 was the hottest on record in the world, the EU Meteorological Agency announced

The global temperature continued to be warmer in October and even the sea surface temperature was the highest recorded during the month, announced the Meteorological Agency of the European Union.  “October 2023 was the warmest October on record globally, with an average temperature of 15.30°C, 0.85°C above the 1991-2020 average October and 0.40°C above the previous warmest October 2019”, for the Earth observation part of the EU space program.  Last month was the highest month in the global temperature anomaly data set since September 2023, the agency said. Overall, October was 1.7 °C warmer than the 1850-1900 average estimate for October.

   Concern about India  

 The global average temperature for January-October 2023 is the highest on record – 1.43°C higher than the pre-industrial period 1850-1900  and 0.10°C higher than the ten-month average for 2016,  the current warmest calendar year. a record The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said global sea surface temperatures (SST) were the highest on record for any month from April to October.   The development is worrisome for India and its agricultural sector in particular, as at least 67 percent of the 712 districts for which data was available had no deficient or abundant rainfall as of October 1.   According to the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), there is more than a 99% chance that 2023 could be the hottest year on record.

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