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Last month was the hottest January on record globally, new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed.
It was also the ninth consecutive month to break its annual temperature record.
During January, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.04°C above the 20th century average.
This was the highest for January in the 1880–2016 record, surpassing the previous record of 2007 by 0.16°C.
Australia recorded above-average temperatures across parts of northern and southern Australia, and Tasmania had its second-highest January temperature ever recorded.
For all the details head to the NOAA website.