The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service released a report on Friday, stating that September as a whole was about 1.02 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than global averages from 1981-2010. This puts September 2019 as the hottest in recorded history surpassing September 2016, according to Yahoo.
September 2019 consisted of extreme weather, spotty rainfall, and shrinking polar ice caps. Arctic sea ice cover was 36% lower than the 1981-2010 average and Antarctica sea ice was about 0.9% lower than the 1981-2010 average. According to the report, September is when sea ice reaches its annual high.
The increase in September temperature follows up a scorching hot summer, where July ranked as the hottest month on record and polar ice caps melting to record lows. Furthermore, June 2019 was the hottest on record.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also released a statement, expecting above-normal temperatures will continue for the months from October-December.
September was the hottest in the month's history, and more records are expected to follow for the following months.