Worldwide Temperature Report: January 2015 Was Second Warmest On Record
The month of January was the second warmest month on record, according to a study of global averages for temperature over land and sea surfaces.According to the month wise report by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) comes on the heels of an announcement last month by the agency that 2014 was the hottest year on record.
The report said that the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January 2015 was 0.77°C/1.39°F above the 20th century average of 12.0°C/53.6°F, which clearly shows that it was the second highest on record for the month of January since record keeping began in 1880.
That year the temperatures of land surface were second highest, while ocean surface temperatures were the third highest on record for the month of January.
In the year 2007, January was the warmest month on record, when globally averaged land and sea temperatures were at 1.55 Fahrenheit/0.86 Celsius above the 20th century average.
The Southern Hemisphere had its 19 highest January land temperature, while the Northern Hemisphere was the third warmest for the month over land during 1880-2015 years period of record.
The globally-averaged temperature anomaly of +0.53°C (+0.95°F) was the third highest on record for January oceans temperature in the 136-year period of record. In the midst of a strong El Niño, 1998 had the highest January global ocean temperature +0.56°C (+1.01°F) which was on record. In 2010, the midst of an El Niño, have the second highest temperature.
In Jan-15, the record warmness was observed in part of the Gulf of Alaska, the eastern Pacific off the coastal United States, regions of the equatorial western Pacific and the Pacific waters to the east of Australia, large areas of the western Atlantic and some isolated regions of the eastern Atlantic near the southwestern African coast, along with the seas to the northeast of Iceland and above northern Europe. In the areas of the southeastern Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean near South America, as well as the some areas of the Atlantic Ocean between the Europe and the Canada where is much cool temperature than average, with an area of the latter observing record cold sea surface temperatures was recorded.