Assessing the Global Climate in March 2017

Map of global temperature percentiles for March 2017

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for March 2017 was the second highest for the month of March in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. The year-to-date global temperature was also second warmest on record.

This monthly summary is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, academia, and the public to support informed decision-making.