News | December 16, 2015
Last month was hottest November on record
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2015 was the highest for that month in the 136-year period of record, at 0.97°C (1.75°F) above the 20th century average of 12.9°C (55.2°F). This topped the previous record of 2013 by 0.15°C (0.27°F). It also marks the seventh consecutive month that a monthly global temperature record has been broken.
Read NOAA's full State of the Climate: November 2015 report.