GLOBAL TEMPERATURE: Data confirms another very hot June and on going global warming. The graph below is clear. For more than five years monthly temperature have been higher than the historical average. And June 2018 confirms the trend, being the ten warmest June on record.
June 2018 also marks the 42nd consecutive June
and the 402nd consecutive month with temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th century average.
More precisely, according to the NOAA Climate National Climate Data Center, the globally-averaged temperature across land and ocean surfaces was the fifth highest on record for June at 0.75°C (1.35°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F). The ten warmest Junes on record have occurred since 2005, with 2016 the warmest June at +0.91°C (+1.64°F). June 2018 also marks the 42nd consecutive June and the 402nd consecutive month with temperatures, at least nominally, above the 20th century average.
Global temperature in June 2018 (land surface): 1.06°C (1.91°F) above the 20th century average
The global land-only June temperature was 1.06°C (1.91°F) above the 20th century average and ranked as the sixth highest June temperature on record. The global ocean-only June temperature was also the sixth highest at 0.62°C (1.12°F) above average.
Global temperature in 2018 (January-June 2018)
The first half of 2018 was characterized by warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions across much of the world's land and ocean surfaces. Record warmth was present across portions of the global oceans as well as parts of the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding areas. New Zealand and small areas across North America, Asia and Australia also had record warm year-to-date temperatures. Averaged as a whole, the combined land and ocean surface temperature for the globe during January–June 2018 was 0.77°C (1.39°F) above the 20th century average and the fourth highest since global records began in 1880.
Graph – Monthly Temperature anomalies in 2012-2018
Source: LTEconomy, elaboration on NOAA National Climate Data Center
LTEconomy, 02 September 2018
From NOAA Nacional Climate Data Center
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