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2014 set to become hottest year on record globally – experts

The year 2014 is on course to become the hottest on record both in United Kingdom (UK) and the world, as experts say human impact is likely cause.
 
According to Meteorological Office statistics, the UK’s mean temperature from early January to late November is 1.6C more than the long-term average, and thus is the warmest on records dating back to 1910. 
 
Around the world, the year is set to be one of the hottest, with global temperatures around 0.57C more than the long-term average of 14C from January to October, just ahead of the previous record set in 2010 of 0.56C. If November and December follow suit, 2014 is likely to be the hottest year on record, ahead of 2010, 2005 and 1998, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said.

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