Globe sees 2nd warmest year to date, 3rd warmest August on record
Arctic and Antarctic sea ice coverage remains at near-record lows
September 18, 2017- The final days of August signaled summer’s end for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. So, how did this summer compare to others?
For the entire globe, both August and the season (June, July and August) each went down as the third warmest on record. But depending on where you live, the summer you experienced may have felt warmer or cooler than normal.
Let’s dive deeper into our monthly analysis for the fuller picture:
Climate by the numbers
August 2017 was 1.49 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.1 degree F. This was the third highest in the 1880-2017 record, behind 2016 (highest) and 2015 (second highest). This marks the 41st consecutive August and 392nd consecutive month with global temperatures at least nominally above average, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
Seasonal | June through August 2017
The seasonal global temperature for June through August was 1.46 degrees F above the average of 60.1 degrees F — the third highest for this period in the record, trailing 2016 (highest) and 2015 (second highest).
Year to date | January through August 2017
Looking at the year to date, the global temperature was 1.58 degrees F above the average of 57.3 degrees F, the second highest for this period in the record after 2016.
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