December 16, 2019 11:41 p.m. EST
November 2019 was the second warmest in existence according to the NOAA. Below are some of their highlighted results:
November temperature on global land and ocean surfaces was 0.92 ° C above the 20th century average of 12.9 ° C and was the second highest in November 1880–2019. Only November 2015 was warmer. The five warmest November have all occurred since 2013.
- November 2019 was the 43rd consecutive and the 419th consecutive month in which the temperatures were at least nominally above the average of the 20th century.
- November 2019 was characterized by above-average warm conditions on a large part of the global land and ocean surfaces. In parts of the North and West Pacific Ocean, Africa, South Asia, South America, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the northwestern Indian Ocean, temperature deviations were record-warming on average in November. In the eastern half of the adjoining USA and in the southeast of Canada as well as in the northern parts of the Atlantic Ocean as well as in parts of North and Southwest Asia, the conditions were cooler than average. However, there were no record temperatures in November in any land or sea area.
- The regions of South America, Africa and Hawaii had record-warm temperatures in November. The Caribbean region had the second warmest November since November 2015. Europe had the seventh warmest November.