Climate at a Glance

Global Rankings

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Global Land and Ocean

Temperature Anomaly Rankings, May 1880

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Period Anomaly
(1901-2000)
Rank
(1880-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
May 1880
1-Month
-0.09°C
(-0.16°F)
55th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
86th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Apr–May 1880
2-Month
-0.07°C
(-0.13°F)
62nd Coolest Coolest to Date 1909
79th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Mar–May 1880
3-Month
-0.08°C
(-0.14°F)
61st Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
80th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Feb–May 1880
4-Month
-0.09°C
(-0.16°F)
59th Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2016
Jan–May 1880
5-Month
-0.08°C
(-0.14°F)
63rd Coolest Coolest to Date 1917
78th Warmest Warmest to Date 2016

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Global Time Series, published June 2019, retrieved on June 19, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/