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October 2018 was 2nd hottest on record for the globe

20 November 2018

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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.

Source: NOAA

Image credit: NOAA - An annotated map of the world showing notable climate events that occurred in October 2018.