The first six months of the year also set a record for warmth, according to the monthly report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
June also joins the months of February, March and May, 2015 as the four that set a new record high for their respective months.
Record warm and cooler temperatures recorded by NOAA There were record warm temperatures across a wide swath of the northeast, central and southwest Pacific Ocean basins, as well as parts of the western Atlantic Ocean, western Caribbean Sea, southern Mexico, northern Scandinavia, Barents Sea, and northern and central Argentina.
This follows a record warm 2014 for the planet. In it, they say 2014 was the third warmest year on record, but just barely.
NOAA calculated that the world’s average temperature in June hit 61.48F (16.33C), breaking the old record set a year ago by 0.22F (0.12C).
Other statistics are notable, such as June being the third month out of this year to thus far break its own temperature record.
June was heat almost all about the entire world, with fantastic warmth in Spain, , components of Asia, and South The united states. El Nino is partly to blame, but isn’t enough to be exclusively responsible. The agency points out that the previous two warm weather records in the dataset before last year, occurred in 2010 and 2005, with both those years featuring El nino’s that ended early, rather than persisting through the year.
Having compiled and analyzed data provided by 413 scientists from 58 countries, NOAA researchers found that, in 2014, the average surface temperature documented on a global scale was 0.27 to 0.29 degrees Celsius (0.48 to 0.52 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the 1981-2010 average. This year, forecasters predict the El Nino will get stronger, not weaker. Southern Pakistan had a June heat wave that killed more than 1,200 people which, according to an global database, would be the eighth deadliest in the world since 1900.
“If that happens, it’s just going to go off the charts”, Blunden said. In May, a heat wave in India claimed more than 2,000 lives and ranked as the fifth deadliest on record. Records go back 136 years.
“During June, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.58°F (0.88°C) above the 20th century average”.
‘This is what anthropogenic global warming looks like, just hotter and hotter, ‘ said Jonathan Overpeck, co-director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona.