Global Climate Report - March 2019
Top 20 Monthly Global Land and Ocean Temperature Departures from Average

« Global Climate Report - March 2019


Top 20 Monthly Global Land and Ocean Temperature Departures from Average


Monthly temperature departures from January 1880 to March 2019 animated by decadal period
Global Monthly Land and Ocean Temperature Departures Animated by Decadal Period

The table below lists the top 20 monthly temperature departures from the 20th century average. The March 2019 global land and ocean surface temperature tied with January 2016 as the fifth highest monthly temperature departure from average among all months (1671) on record. The 20 highest monthly temperature departures from average have all occurred since 2015, with March 2016 having the highest monthly temperature departure on record at +1.24°C (+2.23°F).

Rank
1 = Warmest
Period of Record: 1880–2016
Month + Year Anomaly °C Anomaly °F
1 March 2016 1.24 2.23
2 February 2016 1.22 2.20
3 December 2015 1.13 2.03
4 April 2016 1.09 1.96
5 (tie) March 2019 1.06 1.91
5 (tie) January 2016 1.06 1.91
7 March 2017 1.03 1.85
8 October 2015 1.00 1.80
9 February 2017 0.98 1.76
10 November 2015 0.97 1.75
11 September 2015 0.93 1.67
12 January 2017 0.92 1.66
13 (tie) June 2016 0.91 1.64
13 (tie) August 2016 0.91 1.64
15 (tie) March 2015 0.90 1.62
15 (tie) April 2017 0.90 1.62
17 (tie) May 2016 0.89 1.60
17 (tie) June 2015 0.89 1.60
17 (tie) February 2015 0.89 1.60
17 (tie) September 2016 0.89 1.60


Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Global Climate Report for March 2019, published online April 2019, retrieved on May 24, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201903/supplemental/page-4.

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