- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that July was the hottest month on record (records date to 1880).
- The global average surface temperature in July 2019 was 0.95 degree Celsius warmer than the 20th century average. The previous hottest month on record was July 2016.
- The areas that had the most notable departures from their normal July temperatures were Alaska, central Europe, northern and south-western parts of Asia, and parts of Africa and Australia.
- The NOAA also noted that at the end of July 2019 both Arctic sea ice and Antarctic sea ice were at their lowest levels on record for the month. The previous historic low was in July 2012.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce. It studies the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.
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