Last month was the hottest September on record, according to EU

The earth’s surface was hottest last month than any September on record, the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme said today.

This year has now seen three months of record warmth — January, May and September, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reported.

Nineteen of the last twenty years are the warmest since accurate readings began in the late 19th century.

Since the late 1970s, the global thermometer has crept up 0.2C every decade, according to EU data.