Wednesday, December 1

World average temperature in April is the highest ever

The world’s average monthly temperature in April this year was the highest since 1880, when observation records remain, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced by the 20th.

According to NOAA, the average global monthly temperature in April was 14.8 degrees Celsius, the highest in 137 years. The monthly average temperature has reached a record high for 12 consecutive months. “14.8 degrees” is said to be the fourth highest temperature in the history of observation, not only in April but also in the monthly average temperature.

Sea surface temperature is also the highest in the history of observation in April, and NOAA believes that the El Nino phenomenon is affecting these high temperature trends in the world in addition to recent global warming.

NOAA announced in January that the average global temperature in 2015 was 14.8 degrees Celsius, 0.9 degrees higher than the average temperature in the 20th century (13.9 degrees Celsius). The Japan Meteorological Agency also announced in December last year that the average global temperature up to November 2015 will be 0.4 degrees above normal and the highest since 1891, when statistics began to be collected.

Difference between the figure Difference between the figure “April 2016 global temperature and sea surface temperature” and the average temperature and sea surface temperature from 1981 to 2010. Reds are higher than average and blues are lower. The red and blue concentrations indicate high and low temperature differences (Mr. Celsius), indicating that there are many areas where both the temperature and sea surface temperature are higher than the past averages (provided by NOAA).