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

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2019 year-to-date temperatures versus previous years


2019 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, 1998 and 2009. 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–August 2019 was 0.94°C (1.69°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.3°F). This was 0.14°C (0.25°F) less than the record year set in 2016 and only 0.01°C (0.02°F) less than the second warmest year-to-date value set in 2017.

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 August 2019, published online September 2019, retrieved on October 13, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201908/supplemental/page-1.

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