China meteorological watchdog says the country had the warmest year on record in 2015, partly due to a powerful El Nino.
China’s average temperature was 10.5 degrees Celsius, 0.95 degree higher than the average historical level, since the country started to keep records in 1951.
CHAO QINGCHEN, Vice director, National Climate Center
“Affected by a strong El Nino, 2015 was the warmest year globally in the last 135 years.
China received an average of 648.8 millimeters of rainfall in 2015, up 3 percent from the historical level.