2023 the ‘Hottest year’ on record, confirms WMO

In line with observations by climate agencies, the World Meteorological Organisation has officially confirmed 2023 to be the hottest year on record.

The State of Global Climate Report”, published recently, stated that the global average near-surface temperature was 1.45 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial baseline.

It was the warmest 10-year period on record. The previous, joint warmest years were 2016 at 1.29 ± 0.12 degrees Celsius above the 1850–1900 average and 2020 at 1.27 ± 0.13 degree Celsius.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting international cooperation in atmospheric science and meteorology.

WMO monitors weather, climate, and water resources and provides support to its Members in forecasting and disaster mitigation.