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Data InsightsFebruary 2024 was the ninth consecutive month of record-high temperatures
March 28, 2024Veronika Samborska

February 2024 was the ninth consecutive month of record-high temperatures

February 2024 was the ninth consecutive month of record-high temperatures

February this year marked the ninth consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures.

We see this from monthly temperature anomalies. Anomalies compare current temperatures to historical averages, showing us shifts over time.

In the chart, each line represents the temperature anomaly in a given year. As you can see, the line for 2023 was markedly above every other year on the chart from June onward. And the first two months of 2024, visible in the top left corner, have also set new records.

In February, the global surface air temperature was 0.81°C above the 1991–2020 average for the same month.

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