A warm 2018 with the strike of Mangkhut - Hong Kong Observatory

A warm 2018 with the strike of Mangkhut - Hong Kong Observatory

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9 January 2019

Globally, according to the World Meteorological Organization's preliminary assessment, 2018 is on course to be the fourth warmest year on record. Over the Arctic, sea-ice extent was well below average throughout 2018 and reached record-low levels in the first two months of the year. Various extreme weather events continued to wreak havoc in different parts of the world in 2018, including heatwaves in large parts of Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Japan and the Korean Peninsula, cold spells in parts of Europe and Morocco, severe drought in Uruguay, northern and central Argentina, eastern Australia and large parts of Europe.

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