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Record Global Temperatures for November 2020

World map with heat signature

By Mathew Barlow

Globally, November 2020 was the warmest November on record.

The reds (on the map) indicate temperatures warmer than the 1981-2010 average and the blues indicate temperatures colder than the 1981-2010 average. (The 1981-2010 period is the current international reference period.) You’ll notice a lot of red.

While temperatures for any specific location and any particular month are strongly influenced by weather and natural climate variability, the fact that the map shows mostly warmer-than-average temperatures is due to human-caused climate change.

Read the full blog entry on the UML Weather Center blog.