Assessing the Global Climate in November 2016
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for November 2016 was the fifth highest for the month of November in the NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. The September–November seasonal temperature was second highest, behind 2015, while the year-to-date (January–November) global temperature remained the highest on record.
This monthly summary, which scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information developed, 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.