After the fourth warmest June on record, the combined global land and ocean temperature for July 2012 was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20thcentury average of 15.8°C (60.4°F), making it the 4th warmest July on record (since 1880).
July 2012 also marks the 36th consecutive July and 329th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.
The Northern Hemisphere land surface temperature for July 2012 was the all-time warmest July on record, at 1.19°C (2.14°F) above average.
Stay tuned for more July 2012 climate information in the coming days.
Helpful Resources for More Information
- http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
- http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/ NCDC’s Global Climate Report