Monday, July 8, 2024

June global surface TempLSup 0.030°C from May, warmest June in record.

The TempLS FEM anomaly (1961-90 base) was 1.059°C in June, up from 1.029°C in May. It was the warmest June in the record, ahead of 0.95°C in 2023. The NCEP/NCAR reanalysis base index fell by 0.013°C.

That makes 13 record months in a row; and June 2024 is even close to July 2023, so it may not be the last of this run. It is looking even more likely that 2024 will be a record warm year, well ahead even of 2023.

Here is the corresponding stacked graph, showing how much hotter recent months have been:

Here is the temperature map, using the FEM-based map of anomalies. Use the arrows to see different 2D projections.

As always, the 3D globe map gives better detail. There are more graphs and a station map in the ongoing report which is updated daily.

This post is part of a series that has now run since 2011. The TempLS mesh data is reported here, and the recent history of monthly readings is here. Unadjusted GHCN is normally used, but if you click the TempLS button there, it will show data with adjusted, and also with different integration methods. There is an interactive graph using 1981-2010 base period here which you can use to show different periods, or compare with other indices. There is a general guide to TempLS here.

The reporting cycle starts with the TempLS report, usually about the 8th of the month. Then when the GISS result comes out, usually about the 15th, I discuss it and compare with TempLS. The TempLS graph uses the FEM solution on a regular near equal area grid on the sphere ; the residuals are displayed more directly using a triangular grid in a WebGL plot here.

A list of earlier monthly reports of each series in date order is here:

  1. NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis report
  2. TempLS report
  3. GISS report and comparison with TempLS


  1. Is it not the same stacked graph than last month? It does not show the record warm for June 2024.

    1. Thanks. I am having troubles flowing from inserting the latest UAH figure manually. It was right when posted; I'll fix.

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    1. Thanks. As always the figure makes very clear how impressive the last 13 months were.