Last month was the hottest June on record globally, new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed.
June also marks the 14th consecutive month to break its temperature record, the longest such streak in NOAA’s 137 years of record-keeping.
Key Stats: June 2016
- Average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 0.90°C above the 20th century average, beating out the previous record set in 2015 by 0.02°C.
- 40th consecutive June with temperatures above the 20th century average.
- 378th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th century average.
- The last June with temperatures below the 20th century average was in 1976 (-0.07°C).
- The last month with temperatures below the 20th century average was December 1984 (-0.09°C).
- 14 of the 15 highest monthly temperature departures on record have all occurred since February 2015.
The scientific case for urgent action to tackle climate change could not be more clear.
For all the details on June’s record-breaking heat head to the NOAA website.