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October 2015 was warmest October on record for the globe

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October 2015 was warmest October on record for the globe

Year to date also continues to be record warm

November 18, 2015 NCDC, NOAA

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for October 2015 was the highest for October since record keeping began in 1880. This was also the highest departure from average for any month in the 1630 months of record keeping, surpassing the previous record set last month. The year-to-date (January-October) was also record warm.

This monthly summary, developed by scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, business, academia and the public to support informed decision-making.

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