The National Aeronautical and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported today that September set a new record:
Unprecedented heat around the world vaulted September 2020 to the hottest September since 1880, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
The month's warmth also contributed to 2020’s trend as a remarkably hot year, with the year-to-date global temperatures running second highest in the 141-year climate record.
The average global temperature in September was 0.97°C above the 20th-century average of 15.0°C.
This surpasses the average global temperatures for both September 2015 and 2016 by 0.02°C, which previously tied for the hottest Septembers on record.
The 10-warmest Septembers have all occurred since 2005, with the seven-warmest Septembers occurring in the last seven years.
It looks like 2020 will set a record for hottest year ever, too.