The UN Declared That The Temperature On Earth Is To Be Higher Than Usual In May And June
Temperatures on land and ocean surfaces in May and June will be above average. This was reported on Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
"Warmer than average sea surface temperatures over a large area of the globe in May and June are expected to lead to higher than normal [temperatures] on land, especially in tropical latitudes and much of the Northern hemisphere," WMO said in a Geneva-based newsletter. According to its experts, this is facilitated by the "global warming trend."
The forecast is based on "modeling of global forecasts by WMO-accredited centers around the world," the report clarifies.
The WMO recalled that the natural phenomenon of El Nino, which usually has a "warming effect," will be within the average values in May and June. However, despite this," average temperatures on the [Earth's] surface are moving to near-record levels."
As stated in connection with the publication of the WMO forecast, its Secretary-General Petteri Taalas, even in the current "neutral" El Nino, temperatures in May and June are expected to be higher than last year. Air and sea surface temperatures, as well as ocean heating, "have increased due to climate change, and this strongly affects extreme events such as tropical cyclones and downpours," he said.
The head of WMO also emphasized that in the context of the coronavirus outbreak, humanity "more than ever needs reliable weather forecasts and long-term climate forecasts, as temperatures and precipitation have a great impact on key sectors of the economy and health systems, which are on the verge of collapse due to the pandemic."