Yet More Global Heat Records Fall in August: NOAA

September 18, 2014 7:11 PM

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Yet More Global Heat Records Fall in August: NOAA

Federal meteorologists calculated that more heat records were set around the globe last month, including Earth's hottest August.

May, June and August all set global heat records this year. Meteorologists said Thursday that the average world temperature in August was 61.36 degrees Fahrenheit (16.35 degrees Celsius), breaking a record set in 1998. August was especially hot in the Pacific and Indian oceans and Africa, but cooler...

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