24 Sep '17, 2pm

August 2017 was second warmest on record

August 2017 was second warmest on record

August 2017 was the second warmest August in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. The measured value is consistent with the trend in global average surface temperatures that has been observed during the past few decades. Last month was +0.85 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean August temperature from 1951-1980. The GISTEMP monthly temperature anomalies superimposed on a 1980-2015 mean seasonal cycle. View larger image . It was surpassed by August 2016, which was still affected by the 2015-2016 El Niño and was 0.99 degrees Celsius warmer than normal. However, August 2017 was about +0.2 degrees warmer than the August following the last large El Niño event in 1997-1998. The monthly analysis by the GISS team is assembled from publicly available...

Full article: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2630/august-2017-was-second...

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