NCDC Releases April 2013 Global Climate Report
According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature for April 2013 was the 13th warmest April since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 37th consecutive April and 338th consecutive month (more than 28 years) with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average April temperature was April 1976 and the last below-average temperature for any month was February 1985.
Many areas of the world experienced higher-than-average monthly temperatures, including southern Europe, central Asia, the Russian Far East, southwestern Australia, southern Argentina, and western Greenland. Meanwhile, most of North America, northern and western Europe, northeastern Asia, central South America, and much of equatorial Africa were notably below average.
This monthly summary from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, academia, and the public to support informed decision-making.