Twelve consecutive months of global surface temperature records: June 2023 - May 2024

  • Released Wednesday, July 17, 2024

This visualization shows monthly global surface temperatures from 1880 to May 2024. The last 12 months (June 2023 through May 2024) each set a record as the warmest month in the temperature record. This version of the graph is in Fahrenheit.

Each month from June 2023 to May 2024 set a record for the highest average global surface temperature.

Temperature anomalies are deviations from a long term global average. In this case the period 1951-1980 is used to define the baseline for the anomaly. These temperatures are based on the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP v4), an estimate of global surface temperature change. The data file used to create this visualization is publicaly accessible here.

The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York is a NASA laboratory managed by the Earth Sciences Division of the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The laboratory is affiliated with Columbia University’s Earth Institute and School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York.

This visualization shows monthly global surface temperatures from 1880 to May 2024. The last 12 months (June 2023 through May 2024) each set a record as the warmest month in the temperature record. This version of the graph is in Celsius.

A map of global surface temperature anomalies over the period June 2023 - May 2024.

A map of global surface temperature anomalies over the period June 2023 - May 2024.

This visualization shows monthly global surface temperatures from 1880 to May 2024. The last 12 months (June 2023 through May 2024) each set a record as the warmest month in the temperature record. This version of the graph is labeled in Spanish.



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Release date

This page was originally published on Wednesday, July 17, 2024.
This page was last updated on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 12:40 PM EDT.


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