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The average global temperature in May was 0.95 of a degree Celcius (1.71 degrees F) above the 20th-century average, tying with May 2016 as the hottest May on record.
After registering unusually high temperatures across the globe, May 2020, tied with 2016 as the world’s warmest May on record, the scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information reported Friday.