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Monthly Anomalies of Global Average Surface Temperature in April (1891 - 2020)

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The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature in April 2020 (i.e. the average of the near-surface air temperature over land and the SST) was +0.47°C above the 1981-2010 average (+0.86°C above the 20th century average), and was the 2nd warmest since 1891. On a longer time scale, global average surface temperatures have risen at a rate of about 0.79°C per century.

Five Warmest Years (Anomalies)

1st. 2016(+0.54°C), 2nd. 2020(+0.47°C), 3rd. 2019(+0.43°C), 4th. 2017(+0.39°C), 5th. 2018(+0.32°C)


  • Monthly Anomalies of Global Average Surface Temperature
  • Distribution of Surface Temperature Anomalies