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Monthly Anomalies of Global Average Surface Temperature in February (1891 - 2023)

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The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature in February 2023 (i.e. the average of the near-surface air temperature over land and the SST) was +0.29°C above the 1991-2020 average (+0.88°C above the 20th century average), and was the 4th warmest since 1891. On a longer time scale, global average surface temperatures have risen at a rate of about 0.81°C per century.

Five Warmest Years (Anomalies)

1st. 2016(+0.61°C), 2nd. 2020(+0.53°C), 3rd. 2017(+0.41°C), 4th. 2023(+0.29°C), 5th. 1998(+0.28°C)


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