Agence France-PresseDecember 17, 2013 15:28
The month of November was the hottest since record-keeping began in 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday.
The finding was based on globally averaged land and surface temperatures last month, NOAA said in a statement.
"The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2013 was record highest for the 134-year period of record," NOAA said.
The average temperature was 0.78 Celsius (1.40 Fahrenheit), above the 20th century average of 12.9 Celsius (55.2 Fahrenheit), NOAA said.