Regional Analysis - January 2018


Continental Temperature Anomalies

January 2018
Continent Anomaly (1910-2000) Trend (1910-2018) Rank
(out of 109 years)
Records
°C °F °C °F Year(s) °C °F
North America +1.63 +2.93 +0.19 +0.35 Warmest 24ᵗʰ 2006 +3.93 +7.07
Coolest 86ᵗʰ 1982 -3.12 -5.62
South America +0.80 +1.44 +0.14 +0.25 Warmest 14ᵗʰ 2016 +1.52 +2.74
Coolest 96ᵗʰ 1923 -0.78 -1.40
Europe +2.63 +4.73 +0.13 +0.23 Warmest 2ⁿᵈ 2007 +3.18 +5.72
Coolest 108ᵗʰ 1942 -4.50 -8.10
Africa +0.54 +0.97 +0.08 +0.15 Warmest 21ˢᵗ 2010 +1.45 +2.61
Coolest 89ᵗʰ 1925 -1.21 -2.18
Asia +0.98 +1.76 +0.14 +0.26 Warmest 26ᵗʰ 2007 +3.40 +6.12
Coolest 83ʳᵈ 1969 -3.49 -6.28
Ties: 1997
Oceania +1.61 +2.90 +0.13 +0.23 Warmest 1ˢᵗ 2018 +1.61 +2.90
Coolest 109ᵗʰ 1941 -1.65 -2.97

Regional Temperature Anomalies

Regional Temperature Anomalies for January 2018 are currently unavailable.

Background Information

The July 2015 Global State of the Climate report introduces the regional analysis report, which focuses on the analysis of temperature anomalies for six continents: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

The regional values, similar to the global values, are derived from the NOAAGlobalTemp data set. The continental polygons are composed of the 5° x 5° grid points with center points in the respective continents. Then, in a similar way to the global analysis, the grid points are weighted by their area and averaged to compute a continental temperature anomaly time series. The anomalies are computed back to 1910, the approximate date by which all continents have station coverage sufficient to resolve values at the regional scale.

This regional analysis complements the global analysis by allowing us to understand and describe the state of an important climate indicator across a continent. It also helps to place the current continental temperature anomalies into historical perspective, displaying how the most current month, season, or year compares to the past.

Please note that all continental anomalies are with respect to the 1910—2000 average.

Region Definitions

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References


Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Regional Analysis for January 2018, published online February 2018, retrieved on December 13, 2018 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global-regions/201801.