August 2015 was the hottest August ever recorded with an average temperature .88 degrees C (1.58 F) above the 20th century average. It tied with January 2007 as the month with the third largest temperature departure ever recorded. August had the highest sea surface average temperature ever recorded.
August is the sixth month to break it's monthly
record this year, including February, March, May, June, and July.
far, 2015 has six hottest months, one second hottest months, and one
third hottest month ever recorded, not to mention the hottest of all
1628 measured months. 2015 already has five of the ten largest temperature departures above the average. It is a mere formality to wait until January to declare 2015 as the hottest year ever recorded.
For the last 12 months, the tally is:
August 2015 was the hottest August ever recorded;
July 2015 was the hottest July (and hottest any month) ever recorded;
June 2015 was the hottest June ever recorded;
May 2015 was the hottest May ever recorded;
April 2015 was tied for the third hottest April ever recorded;
March 2015 was the hottest March ever recorded;
February 2015 was the hottest February ever recorded;
January 2015 was the second hottest January ever recorded;
December 2014 was the hottest December ever recorded;
November 2014 was the 7th hottest November ever recorded;
October 2014 was the hottest October ever recorded;
September 2014 was the hottest September ever recorded.
Adding up the score for the last 12 months gives us: one 7th hottest
month, one 3rd hottest month, one 2nd hottest month, and nine hottest