2020 September, Hottest Month of September in Recorded History (global)
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September 2020 was the hottest September in the 141-year record, breaking the record set in 2019.
The last seven years have seen the seven hottest months of September in recorded history.
This comes at the end of nine months of devastating wildfires around the globe and followed the most active Atlantic hurricane season since 2005. Late June’s record temperatures also helped drive September to see Arctic sea ice plunge to its second lowest extent on record.
Seen here beginning noticeably on the 12th day of the month, smoke from the wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington reached us here in Canada resulting in some of the worst air quality on the planet.