NOAA: 2015 Global Average Temperatures for Oceans and Land Highest on Record for September and January–September

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that the September average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.62°F (0.90°C) above the 20th century average, and that this was the highest September temperature on record, surpassing the previous record set last year by +0.12°F (+0.19°C).

September’s high temperature was also the greatest rise above average for any month in the 136-year historical record, surpassing the previous record set in both February and March this year by 0.02°F (0.01°C), NOAA states.

The September globally-averaged land surface temperature was 2.09°F (1.16°C) above the 20th century average which was also the highest for September in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2009 by +0.16°F (+0.09°C), according to NOAA. Record warmth was observed across much of South America and parts of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

The September globally-averaged sea surface temperature was 1.46°F (0.81°C) above the 20th century average, which was the highest temperature for September in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2014 by +0.13°F (+0.07°C), NOAA reports.

The year-to-date temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.53°F (0.85°C) above the 20th century average, which was the highest for January–September in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2014 by 0.19°F (0.12°C).

The year-to-date globally-averaged land surface temperature was also the highest for January–September in the 1880–2015 record at 2.32°F (1.29°C) above the 20th century average, surpassing the previous record of 2007 by 0.31°F (0.17°C).

The year-to-date globally-averaged sea surface temperature was 1.24°F (0.69°C) above the 20th century average and the highest for January–September in the 1880–2015 record, surpassing the previous record of 2010 by +0.11°F (+0.06°C).

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