Warm November set month's heat record

2013-12-17 22:15
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Cape Canaveral - November was a hot month for planet Earth.

US government scientists reported on Tuesday that last month set a heat record.

They say it was the warmest November on record, across Earth, since record-keeping began in 1880.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 13.7°C. That's 0.78°C above the 20th century average.

It was the 37th consecutive November with above-average temperatures. The last below-average November was in 1976.

It was also the 345th straight month with above-average temperatures.

That's almost 29 years.

Among the November hot spots: much of Eurasia, Central America and the Indian Ocean.

In Russia, it was the warmest November on record. But parts of North America were cooler than average.

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