About these ads

June 2012 global temps the 4th-warmest ever

Land-surface temperatures at an all-time high

Above-average temperatures prevailed across most of the world, adding up to the fourth-warmest June on record

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — The global temperature in June, averaged from thousands of weather stations, was the fourth-warmest on record for the planet, at 1.13 degrees above the 20th century average, according to the monthly update from the National Climatic Data Center.

Land-surface temperatures measured alone set an all-time record for the month, with the northern hemisphere at 2.34 degrees above average and globally at 1.93 degrees above average. June was the second consecutive month with record global land surface temperatures. The last time June temperatures were below average was in 1976.

In the Northern Hemisphere, it was the third month in a row with record-setting heat over land, with most areas seeing temperatures running well above average. Only northern and western Europe, and the northwestern United States were cooler than average. Continue reading

About these ads
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,658 other followers