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Last month was the hottest September in Japan for at least 125 years

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Japan just had its hottest September in 125 years – and so did a lot of places

This year is expected to be the hottest in human history as climate change accelerates, and Japan just had its hottest September since 1898The ‘extraordinary’ average temperature jump of 2.66 degrees Celsius ‘easily topped previous highs’, an official from the Japanese weather agency saidJapanAgence France-PressePublished: 2:32pm, 3 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Japan has seen its hottest September since records began 125 years ago, the weather agency said, in a year expected to be the warmest in human history.

The scorching September’s average temperature was 2.66 degrees Celsius higher than usual, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Monday.

This was “the highest figure since the start of statistics in 1898”, the agency said in a statement.

This year is expected to be the hottest in human history as climate change accelerates, with countries including Austria, France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland each announcing their warmest September on record.

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