2010 sees hottest temperatures since records began
The start of 2010 sees hottest weather since records began, according to America's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
As well as that April's average ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for any April.
The monthly analysis, based on records going back to 1880, showed April's global land and ocean average surface temperature was the warmest on record at 58.1°F (14.5°C), which is 1.37°F (0.76°C) above the 20th century average of 56.7°F (13.7°C).
According to the Climate Prediction Centre the climate pattern El Niño is expected to continue the warming through June.
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