Assessing the Global Climate in January 2017

January 2017 Global Temperature Percentiles Map

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January 2017 was the third highest for the month of January in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880.

This summary from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, academia and the public to support informed decision-making.

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