After the fourth warmest July on record, the combined global land and ocean temperature for August 2012 was 0.62°C (1.12°F) above the 20thcentury average of 15.6°C (60.1°F), making it the fourth warmest August on record (since 1880).
August 2012 also marks the 36th consecutive August and 330th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.
The Northern Hemisphere land surface temperature for June – August 2012 was the warmest such period on record.
Stay tuned for more August 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