Orlando, FLA. – While many were focused on holiday shopping and Thanksgiving dinner, the globe was heating straight into the record books for another month this year.
November joins the company of nine other months that saw top ten hottest months on record. The most notable record broken so far this year was the Earth’s warmest month ever on record in July.
According to the scientist at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, the average global land and ocean temperature for November 2021 was 1.64 degrees Fahrenheit above the average of 55.2 degrees Fahrenheit. This put the month as the fourth warmest November on record.
And these record-breaking temperatures have become a pattern in November, with the world’s 10 warmest Novembers all occurring since 2014. The top years include 2015 (the warmest on record), 2020 and 2019.
As November came to an end, so did meteorological autumn. Looking at just land temperatures, the Northern Hemisphere saw its warmest fall on record, pushing 2020 into second place. Worldwide over land and sea, the globe experienced its fourth warmest autumn on record.
Year to Date
Depending on what La Nina does to the climate this December, we can expect 2021 to be at least the sixth warmest year on record. Currently, the year-to-date average temperature sits 1.15 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average.