Assessing the Global Climate in June 2016

June 2016 Global Temperature Percentiles Map

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2016 was the highest for the month of June in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. This marks the 14th consecutive month the monthly global temperature record has been broken, the longest such streak in the 137-year record. The global temperature for the first six months of the year was also the highest on record.

This monthly 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.

For extended analysis of global temperature and precipitation patterns, as well as extreme events, please see our full report.