Global climate change
400th consecutive month with above-average global temperatures
By Brett Anderson, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
5/22/2018, 10:44:51 AM
NOAA has released their global surface-temperature anomaly data for April 2018.
April 2018 averaged 0.83 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average, which places last month as the third warmest April on record. Records go all the way back to 1880. The warmest April on record is still April 2016 (+1.08 degrees Celsius), while the second warmest April occurred in 2017.
This also makes this the 42nd consecutive April and 400th consecutive month with global average surface temperatures averaging above the 20th century average.
The April global land/ocean combined surface temperature has risen at a rate of 0.07 degrees Celsius per decade since 1880, but more than double since 1980.
Images courtesy NOAA.
April 2018 also ranked as the third warmest April on record for global land/ocean combined surface in the NASA GISS record.
April 2018 averaged 0.86 degrees above the 1951-1980 average.
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