Global Climate Report - February 2019
2019 year-to-date temperatures versus previous years

« Global Climate Report - February 2019


2019 year-to-date temperatures versus previous years


2018 year-to-date anomalies compared to the ten warmest years on record
Global Year to Date Temperature Anomalies

This graphic compares the year-to-date temperature anomalies for 2019 (black dot) to what were ultimately the ten warmest years on record: 2016, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2014, 2010, 2013, 2005, 2009, and 1998. Each month along each trace represents the year-to-date average temperature anomaly. In other words, the January value is the January average temperature anomaly, the February value is the average anomaly of both January and February, and so on.

The average global land and ocean surface temperature for January–February 2019 was 0.84°C (1.51°F) above the 20th century average of 12.1°C (53.8°F)—the fourth highest global land and ocean temperature for January–February in the 1880–2019 record, behind 2016 (warmest), 2017 (second warmest), and 2015 (third warmest).

The anomalies themselves represent departures from the 20th century average temperature. The graph zooms into the warmest part of the entire history.


Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Global Climate Report for February 2019, published online March 2019, retrieved on April 24, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201902/supplemental/page-1.

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