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Monthly Anomalies of Global Average Surface Temperature in January (1891 - 2024)

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The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature in January 2024 (i.e. the average of the near-surface air temperature over land and the SST) was +0.65°C above the 1991-2020 average (+1.21°C above the 20th century average), and was the warmest since 1891. On a longer time scale, global average surface temperatures have risen at a rate of about 0.82°C per century.

Five Warmest Years (Anomalies)

1st. 2024(+0.65°C), 2nd. 2020(+0.55°C), 3rd. 2016(+0.47°C), 4th. 2017(+0.34°C), 5th. 2007(+0.31°C)


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