Global Climate Report - July 2016
Top 15 Monthly Global Land and Ocean Temperature Departures from Average

« Global Climate Report - July 2016


Top 15 Monthly Global Land and Ocean Temperature Departures from Average


The table below lists the top 15 monthly temperature departures from the 20th century average. July 2016 had the lowest monthly global temperature departure from average since August 2015. Overall it tied with August 2015 as the 15th highest monthly tmeperature departure among all months (1,639) on record. Fifteen of the 16 highest monthly temperature departures in the record have all occurred since February 2015, with January 2007 among the 15 highest temperature departures. July 2016 also marks the 379th consecutive month with temperatures at least nominally above the 20th century average (see graph below the table). The last month with temperatures below the 20th century average was December 1984 (-0.09°C / -0.16°F).

Rank
1 = Warmest
Period of Record: 1880–2016
Month + Year Anomaly °C Anomaly °F
1 March 2016 1.22 2.20
2 February 2016 1.20 2.16
3 December 2015 1.12 2.02
4 April 2016 1.08 1.94
5 January 2016 1.05 1.89
6 October 2015 0.99 1.78
7 November 2015 0.96 1.73
8 September 2015 0.92 1.66
9 (tie) March 2015 0.90 1.62
9 (tie) June 2016 0.90 1.62
11 (tie) January 2007 0.88 1.58
11 (tie) February 2015 0.88 1.58
11 (tie) June 2015 0.88 1.58
11 (tie) May 2016 0.88 1.58
15 (tie) August 2015 0.87 1.57
15 (tie) July 2016 0.87 1.57

2016 monthly temperature departures from January 1880 to July 2016
Global Monthly Land and Ocean Temperature Departures