Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York do monthly analysis of the global temperatures. They use the publicly available data from 6,300 meteorological stations located around the world. They also use data from ship- and buoy-based instruments to measure sea surface temperatures and from Antarctic research stations.
Global Warming Statistics 2017 as provided by Scientists from NASA is useful in enhancing knowledge about the trends in global temperatures change.
There are two important factors to look out in the analysis – one is the position of the monthly average temperature of a particular month in the records of last 137 years and second its variation from the mean monthly temperature of 1951-1980 (known as anomaly).
1. Global Average Temperature Anomaly for January 2017
The slot for the warmest January has been occupied by January 2016. January 2007 has been the second warmest January so far in last 137 years history.
January 2017 was 0.20 degree Celsius cooler than the warmest January of 2016. However, when compared with the mean January temperature from 1951-1980, January 2017 was 0.92 degree Celsius warmer.
2. Global temperature Anomaly for February 2017
February 2017 has been the second-warmest February in 137 years record. The slot for the warmest February goes to February 2016. The mean temperature of February 2017 was 0.20 degrees Celsius cooler than that of February 2016.
However, when compared with mean February temperature from 1951-1980, the temperature of February 2017 was 1.1 degree Celsius warmer.
3. Global temperature Anomaly for March 2017
Similar to February, March 2017 was recorded as the second-warmest March in 137 years of modern record-keeping.
The top slot for the month of average March temperature also goes to the March 2016. In March 2017 the average temperature remained 0.15 degree Celsius cooler than March 2016.
However, as compared to the Mean March temperature from 1951-1980, the temperature of 2017 was 1.12 degree Celsius warmer.
4. Global temperature Anomaly for April 2017
As with the February and March, April 2017 was also recorded as the second-warmest April since the beginning of modern record keeping.
The record for the warmest April so far goes to April 2016. April 2017 was found to be 0.18 degree Celsius cooler than April 2016. When compared with the mean April temperature from 1951-1980, April 2016 was found to be 0.88 degrees Celsius warmer.
Based on the availability of additional data, the monthly analyses are sometimes updated and based on the data the above mentioned results are subject to change.
5. Global temperature Anomaly for May 2017
On the records of the warmest May, May 2017 appears second. It was found to be 0.05 degrees Celsius cooler than May 2016 which is the warmest May recorded so far.
However, when compared with the mean May temperature from 1951-1980, May 2017 appeared 0.88 degrees Celsius warmer.
(Updated on 18 June 2017)