The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for August 2015 was the highest August in the 136-year record.
This was the sixth month in 2015 that has broken its monthly temperature record: February, March, May, June, July, and August.
August 2015 tied with January 2007 as the third largest monthly departure from average for any of the 1628 months since records began in January 1880.
Five of the ten largest monthly temperature departures from average occurred in 2015.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA
Global Climate Analysis for August 2015: 17 Sep 2015
NOAA is a federal US agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.
Key Words: Climate Extremes
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