The temperature of the Earth spiked final month to tie with the report excessive for Might, US meteorologists reported.
The worldwide common temperature was 15.7C that means it was equal to that of Might 2016, in response to the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The 2 months had been the most well liked months of Might in 141 years of report retaining, the administration added.
They had been almost 1C larger than the 20th century common for Earth.
Temperature on land set a warmth report, whereas ocean temperatures ranked second.
Sizzling climate was felt within the UK as individuals had been urged to remain inside in step with coronavirus lockdown measures.
The Met Workplace additionally stated England had its driest Might on report – and for Wales it was the second driest.
Elements of Africa, Asia, western Europe, South and Central America skilled report heat final month.
NOAA local weather monitoring chief Deke Arndt stated: “We proceed to heat on the long run and in any given month we’re prone to be knocking on the door, near a report within the period that we’re in.”
The final seven Mays, from 2014 to 2020, have been the seven warmest Mays on report.
This previous spring was the second hottest on report behind 2016.
This yr thus far has had the second hottest five-month begin of a yr.
Mr Arndt stated it’s extremely possible that 2020 shall be one of many two hottest years since 1880.