Summer 2019 tied for hottest on record for Northern Hemisphere | 9/19/2019 | Eleanor Imster
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View larger.| Selected, significant climate anomalies and events, August, 2019. Scorching temps around the world made August 2019 as 2nd-hottest August on record, tied with 2015 and 2017. For details, see the short bulleted list below in our story. Image via NOAA.

According to NOAA report, released September 16, the 2019 Northern Hemisphere meteorological summer (June through August), is the hottest on in the 140-year climate record, tied with 2016. The 2019 Northern Hemisphere land and ocean surface temperatures for the period were 2.03 degrees F (1.13 degrees C) above average.

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Meanwhile, June-August is the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, and this year’s Southern Hemisphere winter was tied with 2015 as the planet’s second hottest, after 2016, at 1.33 degrees F (.74 degrees C) above the 20th-century average. The last five June-August periods are the five hottest on record.

For the planet as a whole, NOAA reported that the period from January-August produced a global temperature that was 1.69 degrees F (.94 degrees C) above the 20th-century average of 57.3 degrees F (14.06 degrees C), making it the third hottest January-August period on record, after 2016 and 2017. The five warmest June–August periods have occurred in the last five years.

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The global land and ocean surface temperature for the three-month season has increased at an...
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