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

« Global Climate Report - August 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. August 2016 had the highest monthly global temperature departure from average since April 2016. Overall it tied with September 2015 as the eighth highest monthly temperature departure among all months (1,640) on record. Fourteen of the 15 highest monthly temperature departures in the record have occurred since February 2015, with January 2007 among the 15 highest temperature departures.

Rank
1 = Warmest
Period of Record: 1880–2016
Month + Year Anomaly °C Anomaly °F
1 March 2016 1.23 2.21
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 (tie) September 2015 0.92 1.66
8 (tie) August 2016 0.92 1.66
10 (tie) March 2015 0.90 1.62
10 (tie) June 2016 0.90 1.62
12 (tie) January 2007 0.88 1.58
12 (tie) February 2015 0.88 1.58
12 (tie) June 2015 0.88 1.58
12 (tie) May 2016 0.88 1.58

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