June Global Temps Fourth Highest on Record

July 16, 2012 06:13 AM

According to preliminary data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global land and ocean surface temps in June were the fourth highest on record -- 1.13 degree F above average. In the Northern Hemisphere, land and ocean average surface temperatures posted a new all-time record by rising 2.34 degree F above average. Additionally, the globally averaged land surface temp in June was the warmest on record at 1.93 degrees F above average.

Link to additional data.

Additionally, NOAA notes:

  • ENSO-neutral conditions continued in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean during June 2012 as sea surface temperature anomalies continued to rise. The June worldwide ocean surface temperatures ranked as the 10th warmest June on record.
  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for January–June 2012 was the 11th warmest on record, at 0.52°C (0.94°F) above the 20th century average.





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