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2017 among three hottest years on record: WMO

2017 amongst 3 hottest years on record: WMO

It stated that 2016 nonetheless holds the worldwide record, while 2017 was the warmest year without having an El Niño, which can enhance worldwide annual temperatures. A consolidated evaluation by WMO of 5 major international datasets showed that the worldwide typical surface temperature in 2017 was around 1.1°C above the pre-industrial era.

In Oman and the wider Middle East, temperatures soared above 50°C in 2017 summers. At the finish of May, Oman was in the grip of a heatwave as the mercury touched a higher of 50°C in Quriyat, Bidiyah and Mahout, whilst it went up to 49°C in Adam and Mudhaibi.

WMO stated that 2016 remains the warmest year on record (1.2°C above the pre-industrial era). Global typical temperatures in 2017 and 2015 had been each 1.1°C above the pre-industrial levels. The two years are practically indistinguishable simply because the distinction is much less than 1 hundredth of a degree, which is much less than the statistical margin of error. “The long-term temperature trend is far more important than the ranking of individual years, and that trend is an upward one,” stated Petteri Taalas, secretary-basic, WMO.

“Seventeen of the 18 warmest years on record have all been during this century, and the degree of warming during the past three years has been exceptional. Arctic warmth has been especially pronounced and this will have profound and long-lasting repercussions on sea levels, and on weather patterns in other parts of the world.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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