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October 2015 Global Climate Report

October 2015 Global Temperature Percentiles Map

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for October 2015 was the highest for October since record keeping began in 1880. This was also the highest departure from average for any month in the 1,630 months of recordkeeping, surpassing the previous record set last month. The year-to-date (January–October) was also record warm.

This monthly summary, developed by scientists at 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.