November 2013 hottest global temperature on record: NOAA
Washington (PNA/Xinhua) — November 2013 was the highest global temperature since record keeping began in 1880, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday.
“The average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces during November 2013 was record highest for November in the 134-year period of record,” the NOAA said in a statement.
The average temperature was 0.78 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average of 12.9 degrees Celsius, the NOAA said. It surpasses the previous record set in 2004 by 0.03 degrees Celsius.
It was also the 37th consecutive November and 345th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average, said the NOAA.
The last below-average temperature for November was November 1976 and the last below-average temperature for any month was February 1985, it added.
Most of the world’s land areas experienced warmer-than-average monthly temperatures, while Russia observed its warmest November since national records began in 1891, with some areas seeing temperatures 8 degrees Celsius higher than the monthly average.
Meanwhile, northern Australia, parts of North America, south west Greenland, and parts of the Southern Ocean near South America were cooler than average. (PNA/Xinhua)