June goes down as third warmest on record globally
The results are in for June and it was another warm month worldwide.
According to NOAA’s latest monthly global temperature analysis, last month was the third warmest on record over land and ocean surfaces combined. It was the fourth warmest June on record for land-only temperatures. Global records began in 1880.
The month of June was 1.48 degrees above the 20th-century average of 59.9 degrees. This is the fourth straight year record heat was recorded during the month of June. When taking year to date temperatures into consideration, 2017 is well above average and the second highest on record, so far. Only 2016 had warmer year-to-date temperatures.
The hottest temperatures observed so far this year have occurred in Mexico, southwestern Europe, and Eastern Russia. Most of Alaska has seen warmer than average temperatures, with some areas seeing near normal temperatures.
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