This September was one of the four warmest globally since measurements began in 1979, the European Climate Change Service - Copernicus - announced on Thursday.
This was the second warmest September, after last year. Namely, the difference in the average temperature in September 2021, 2016 and 2019 is one tenth of a degree Celsius.
In some parts of Europe, record temperatures were recorded in September, while in Eastern Europe it was colder than average.
As a result, the average temperature in Europe was close to the average for the period 1991-2020.
Above-average temperatures for September were recorded in north-western Africa, as well as in central South America and parts of China.
Since 1979, Copernicus has been publishing monthly reports on air temperature, ice and water cycle, relying on data from satellites, ships, aircraft and meteorological stations around the world, as well as its own models.