2023 on track to be one of world’s hottest years, Met Office says

Met Office says next year could be around 1.2C above pre-industrial temperatures

Emily Beament
Tuesday 20 December 2022 16:36 GMT
<p>The current record hot year in the records dating back to 1850 is 2016</p>

The current record hot year in the records dating back to 1850 is 2016

Next year is forecast to be the 10th consecutive year in which global temperatures will be at least 1C above pre-industrial levels, the Met Office said.

The forecast estimates global average temperatures in 2023 will be around 1.2C above what they were before humans started to drive climate change – putting it on track to be one of the world’s hottest years.

The Met Office said the projection would make it the 10th year in a row to see global average temperatures reach at least 1C above what they were in pre-industrial times, measured as the period 1850-1900.

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