After flaming July 2018 was confirmed as the 403rd consecutive month with global temperatures above average and the 4th hottest on record August has weighed in as the 5th hottest August on record for the globe in NOAA recent monthly report.
As expected NOAA claimed Polar sea ice coverage remains at near-record lows.
August was another hot one for the record books.
Climate by the numbers August 2018
The average global temperature in August was 1.33 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 60.1 degrees.
This was the fifth highest global temperature for August in the 139-year record (1880–2018).
Last month was also the 42nd consecutive August and the 404th consecutive month with temperatures above average.
The year to date 1 January through August
The year-to-date average global temperature was 1.37 degrees F above the average of 57.3 degrees. This is the fourth highest on record for the January through August (YTD) period, but 0.47 of a degree lower than the record high set in 2016 for the same period.