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October 2018 was 2nd hottest on record for the globe
20 November 2018
Warmth tipped the scales again last month, making it not only the 2nd hottest October on record, but also the 4th hottest year to date for the globe, according to a fresh analysis by scientists at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.
Moreover, the 10 warmest October global temperatures have occurred since 2003. The last five Octobers (2014-2018) have been the five hottest Octobers on record.
Image credit: NOAA - An annotated map of the world showing notable climate events that occurred in October 2018.