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May 2016 Hottest May Since 1880

Posted by feww on June 16, 2016

Combined global temp. for May 2016 rose 0.87°C above the 20th century average

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces (SST) for May 2016 was the highest for May in the 137-year period of record, at 0.87°C (1.57°F) above the 20th century average of 14.8°C (58.6°F), besting the previous record set in 2015 by 0.02°C (0.04°F). May 2016 marks the 13th consecutive month a monthly global temperature record has been broken—the longest such streak since global temperature records began in 1880. —NOAA

Land. The average global temperature across land surfaces was 1.17°C (2.11°F) above the 20th century average of 11.1°C (52.0°F)—the third highest May temperature on record, behind 2012 (+1.26°C / +2.27°F) and 2015 (+1.21°C / +2.18°F).

SST. The May globally-averaged sea surface temperature was 0.76°C (1.37°F) above the 20th century average of 16.3°C (61.3°F). This was the highest for May on record, besting the previous record set in 2015 by 0.05°C (0.09°F).

May 2016 Selected Climate Anomalies and Events Map

January – May

The average global land and SST for January–May 2016 was the warmest on record across the world at 1.08°C (1.94°F) above the 20th century average of 13.1°C (55.5°F), surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.24°C (0.43°F).

Much-warmer-than-average conditions engulfed the vast majority of the world’s land surfaces, resulting in a record warm January–May period at 1.85°C (3.33°F) above the 20th century average of 6.0°C (42.8°F), besting the previous record set in 2015 by 0.45°C (0.81°F).

The average global SST for the year-to-date was the highest for January–May in the 137-year period of record, at 0.80°C (1.44°F) above average surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.16°C (0.29°F). Record warm sea surface temperature during January–May 2016 was present across much of the Indian Ocean and Southwest Pacific Ocean, with scattered areas across the Atlantic Ocean and the tropical Pacific Ocean.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Global Analysis for May 2016, published online June 2016, retrieved on June 16, 2016 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201605.

2 Responses to “May 2016 Hottest May Since 1880”

  1. CG said

    State of the Climate Report: Global Analysis – August 2016

    The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for August 2016 was the highest for August in the 137-year period of record, marking the 16th consecutive month of record warmth for the globe. The August 2016 temperature departure of 0.92°C (1.66°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F) surpassed the previous record set in 2015 by 0.05°C (0.09°F). August 2016 was also the highest monthly land and ocean temperature departure since April 2016 and tied with September 2015 as the eighth highest monthly temperature departure among all months (1,640) on record. Fourteen of the 15 highest monthly land and ocean temperature departures in the record have occurred since February 2015, with January 2007 among the 15 highest monthly temperature departures.

    The average global temperature across land surfaces was 1.29°C (2.32°F) above the 20th century average of 13.8°C (56.9°F)—the highest August global land temperature on record, besting the previous record set in 2015 by 0.19°C (0.34°F). This was also the highest monthly global land temperature departure since April 2016.

    Warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions were present across much of the world’s land surface,

    For the oceans, the August globally-averaged sea surface temperature was 0.77°C (1.39°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.4°F), the second highest for August on record, behind 2015 by 0.02°C (0.04°F). August 2016 tied with June 2016 as the 11th highest temperature departure from average among all 1,640 months in the record.

    Most of the world’s oceans experienced warmer- to much-warmer-than-average temperatures during August 2016, with record warmth present across the northwestern Atlantic Ocean (along the U.S. East coast), the central southern Atlantic Ocean, and across parts of western Indian Ocean and the western and southeastern Pacific Ocean.

    The June–August seasonal global land and ocean temperature was 0.89°C (1.60°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F)—the highest temperature departure from average for June–August in the 1880–2016 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.04°C (0.07°F). June–August 2016 also marks the tenth highest three-month departure for any three-month period on record. The 10 highest three-month temperature departures in the record have all occurred since August–October 2015, when a strong El Niño episode was in place in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

    The globally-averaged temperature across land surfaces for June–August was also the highest on record for June–August, at 1.21°C (2.18°F) above the 20th century average of 13.8°C (56.9°F). This surpasses the previous record set in 2015 by 0.11°C (0.20°F). Across the world’s oceans, the June–August average sea surface temperature was 0.77°C (1.39°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F)—the highest for June–August on record, besting the previous record set in 2015 by only 0.01°C (0.02°F). This was also the tenth highest three-month ocean temperature departure from average for any three-month period on record. The ten highest three-month departures from average in the record have occurred since July–September 2015, when a strong El Niño episode was in place in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

    The average global sea surface temperature for the year-to-date was the highest for January–August in the 137-year period of record, at 0.79°C (1.42°F) above average, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.11°C (0.20°F). Record warm sea surface temperature during January–August 2016 was present across much of the Indian Ocean and Southwest Pacific Ocean, with scattered areas across the Atlantic Ocean and the tropical Pacific Ocean. The only ocean area with record cold temperatures was east of the Drake Passage off the southern tip of South America

    NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Global Analysis for August 2016, published online September 2016, retrieved on September 21, 2016 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201608.

  2. feww said

    Global Analysis – July 2016
    https://feww.wordpress.com/human-impact/#comment-313702

    Global Analysis – June 2016
    https://feww.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/may-global-temperature-warmest-on-record/#comment-303624

    N.R. said
    July 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Global Temperature Analysis – June 2016

    Warmer to much-warmer-than-average conditions dominated across much of the globe’s surface, resulting in the highest temperature departure for June since global temperature records began in 1880. This was also the 14th consecutive month the monthly global temperature record has been broken—the longest such streak in NOAA’s 137 years of record keeping. The June 2016 combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces was 0.90°C (1.62°F) above the 20th century average, besting the previous record set in 2015 by 0.02°C (0.04°F). June 2016 marks the 40th consecutive June with temperatures at least nominally above the 20th century average. The last time June global land and ocean temperatures were below average was in 1976 (-0.07°C / -0.13°F). June 2016 tied with March 2015 as the ninth highest monthly temperature departure among all months (1,638) on record. Overall, 14 of the 15 highest monthly temperature departures in the record have all occurred since February 2015, with January 2007 among the 15 highest monthly temperature departures. June 2016 also marks the 378th consecutive month with temperatures at least nominally above the 20th century average. The last month with temperatures below the 20th century average was December 1984 (-0.09°C / -0.16°F).

    The majority of the world’s land surface had warmer to much-warmer-than-average temperatures during June 2016, with the largest temperature departures observed across much of north-central Russia, the Russian Far East, and northern Australia where temperature departures were 3.0°C (5.4°F) or higher. Record warmth was sporadically across parts of the southwestern contiguous U.S., southern Mexico, northeastern Brazil, northeastern and southwestern Africa, the Middle East, northern Australia, and Indonesia. The only land area with cooler-than-average conditions during June 2016, according to the percentiles map, was central and southern South America. No land areas had a record cold temperature during June 2016. According to NCEI’s Global Regional Analysis, five of six continents had at least a top five warm June, with North America observing a record high average temperature for June.

    Averaged as a whole, the global temperature across land surfaces for June 2016 was 1.24°C (2.23°F) above the 20th century average—tying with 2015 as the highest June temperature in the 1880–2016 record. June 2016 marks the 34th consecutive June with temperatures at least nominally above average. The last time global land surface temperatures were below average in June was in 1982 (-0.05°C / -0.09°F).

    The worldwide ocean surface temperature during June 2016 was 0.77°C (1.39°F) above the 20th century average, the highest global ocean temperature for June in the 137-year record. This value surpassed the previous record set in 2015 by 0.03°C (0.05°F). June 2016 was the 10th highest departure from average among all 1,638 months in the record. June 2016 marks the 40th consecutive June with global ocean temperatures at least nominally above the 20th century average. The 12 highest monthly global ocean temperature departures have all occurred in the past 12 months.

    Six record warm monthly global temperatures during the first half of 2016 resulted in the highest global land and ocean average temperature for January–June at 1.05°C (1.89°F) above the 20th century average, besting the previous record set in 2015 by 0.20°C (0.36°F).

    January–June 2016 was characterized by warmer to much-warmer-than-average conditions engulfing most of the world’s land and ocean surfaces. Record warmth was widespread across Alaska, western Canada, southern Mexico, northern South America, central Africa, Indonesia, northern and eastern Australia, North Indian Ocean, and across parts of north-central Russia, western Asia, central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, the southwestern Pacific Ocean, and the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.

    NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Global Analysis for June 2016, published online July 2016, retrieved on July 22, 2016 from http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201606.

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