Global Climate Report - May 2015
Ten Warmest Years Comparison

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Ten Warmest Years Comparison


The following table depicts the ten warmest years according to the previous analysis (left) and those according to the updated dataset (right).

Period of Record: 1880–2014 / 1 = Warmest
Prev. Dataset New Dataset
Rank Year Anomaly °C Anomaly °F Rank Year Anomaly °C Anomaly °F
1 2014 +0.69 +1.24 1 2014 +0.74 +1.33
2 (tie) 2010 +0.65 +1.17 2 2010 +0.70 +1.26
2 (tie) 2005 +0.65 +1.17 3 (tie) 2013 +0.66 +1.19
4 1998 +0.63 +1.13 3 (tie) 2005 +0.66 +1.19
5 (tie) 2013 +0.62 +1.12 5 (tie) 2009 +0.63 +1.13
5 (tie) 2003 +0.62 +1.12 5 (tie) 1998 +0.63 +1.13
7 2002 +0.61 +1.10 6 2012 +0.62 +1.12
8 2006 +0.60 +1.08 8 (tie) 2007 +0.61 +1.10
9 (tie) 2009 +0.59 +1.06 8 (tie) 2006 +0.61 +1.10
9 (tie) 2007 +0.59 +1.06 8 (tie) 2003 +0.61 +1.10

The anomalies themselves represent departures from the 20th century average temperature.