FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It’s no surprise that it has been a scorching hot summer across the United States.
August 2020 was the second-hottest month ever right behind August 2016.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it was the hottest meteorological summer on record and the globe’s third hottest three-month season on record.
If you solely consider the Northern Hemisphere, August 2020 beat out August 2016 as the hottest month ever recorded.
Globally, the 10 warmest Augusts have all occurred since 1998 — with the five warmest occurring since 2015.
BREAKING: @NOAA reports that the #NorthernHemisphere just had its hottest summer on record and #August 2020 ended as 2nd hottest for the globe. Get more: https://t.co/aT3LTrMn7G #StateoftheClimate #climate pic.twitter.com/WKHSiOYbba
— NOAA Satellites - Public Affairs (@NOAASatellitePA) September 14, 2020
During meteorological summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing winder.
It was the third warmest year on record for the Southern Hemisphere in the 141-years worth of records.
According to NOAA, January to August 2020 is ranked as the second-hottest for the globe behind 2016.
National Centers for Environmental Information states 2020 could rank among the five-warmest years on record for the planet.