June 2013 Global Climate Report: fifth hottest on record

Posted at 9:38 AM, Jul 19, 2013

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (NOAA NCDC) – The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2013 tied with 2006 as the fifth highest on record, at 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F).  The warmth was distributed fairly evenly between the hemispheres, with the Northern Hemisphere observing its fifth warmest June on record and the Southern Hemisphere tying with 2002 as sixth warmest.

June 2013 was the 340th consecutive month where the global average temperature was warmer-than-average (based on the 20th century average). That’s more than 28 years of consecutive warmer-than-average months globally.


The most current data may be accessed via the Global Surface Temperature Anomalies page.

With ENSO-neutral conditions present during the first half of 2013, the combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–June period (year-to-date) was 0.59°C (1.06°F) above the 20th century average of 13.5°C (56.3°F), tying with 2003 as the seventh warmest such period on record.  The global land temperature was the sixth highest for January–June since records began in 1880, with the Southern Hemisphere land areas fourth warmest for the period and the Northern Hemisphere land areas eighth warmest.


CLICK HERE to read the full report at NCDC: NOAA National Climatic Data Center, State of the Climate: Global Analysis for June 2013, published online July 2013 at