September 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter
August 2016 marked the 16th month of record warmth for the globe, the longest such streak in 137 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Tuesday.
Last month was 1.66 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, breaking last years’ record for the warmest August on record by 0.09 degrees F, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The June to August seasonal temperature was 1.6 degrees F above average, surpassing the heat record for this period set in 2015 by 0.07 degrees.
Records date back to 1880.
For the year to date, the average global temperature was 1.82 degrees F above average, also breaking the heat record set in 2015 by 0.29 degrees F.
Last month, the NOAA reported that July 2016 was the hottest month on record for the globe, breaking last year’s record for the warmest July on record by 0.11 degrees F.