The first 9 months of the year ranked among the top-10 warmest
The world just saw its fifth-warmest September since 1880, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. September added to a warm string of months for 2021 so far, making for the sixth-warmest year-to-date on record.
According to NCEI’s Global Annual Temperature Rankings Outlook, 2021 is almost certain (a more than 99% chance) to rank among the 10-warmest years on record. Here’s more highlights from NOAA’s September global climate report:
Climate by the numbers - September 2021
The average global temperature for September was 1.62 degrees F (0.90 of a degree C) above the 20th-century average of 59.0 degrees F (15.0 degrees C), making September 2021 the fifth-warmest September in the 142-year climate record.
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