August 2012 Fourth Warmest on Record

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 Global Temperature Anomalies

August 2012 Global Temperature Anomalies • Animation not work? Try here. • Still Map Image

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

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, UW-Madison
NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab
NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Global Analysis for August 2012, published online September 2012, retrieved on September 17, 2012 from
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