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

« Global Climate Report - September 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. September 2016 tied with January 2007 and February and June 2016 as the 11th warmest month among all 1641 months in the historic record. Fourteen of the 15 highest monthly temperature departures in the record have occurred since February 2015.

Rank
1 = Warmest
Period of Record: 1880–2016
Month + Year Anomaly °C Anomaly °F
1 March 2016 1.23 2.21
2 February 2016 1.19 2.14
3 December 2015 1.12 2.02
4 April 2016 1.07 1.93
5 January 2016 1.05 1.89
6 October 2015 0.99 1.78
7 November 2015 0.97 1.75
8 September 2015 0.93 1.67
9 (tie) August 2016 0.90 1.62
9 (tie) March 2015 0.90 1.62
11 (tie) June 2016 0.89 1.60
11 (tie) September 2016 0.89 1.60
11 (tie) February 2015 0.89 1.60
11 (tie) January 2007 0.89 1.60
15 (tie) May 2015 0.88 1.58
15 (tie) June 2015 0.88 1.58
15 (tie) August 2015 0.88 1.58

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