NASA: September 2016 was the hottest month on record

Last Updated: October 19, 2016

NASA experts say that September 2016 was the hottest month on record. In fact, 11 of the past 12 months were extremely warm. The summer month June was the only exception, despite NASA had previously declared it record warm. As of today, June is “only” 3rd warmest month, on Monday the scientists received new data from Antarctica and updated their info.

NASA found out that September 2016 became the hottest month on record, it was the warmest period of the year and an extremum point on a row of hot months. Actually, the year 2016 registered by meteorologists as abnormal hot.

NASA released updated info on Monday, it shows the planet had a record-warm month. September set a record with temperatures 1.6°F (0.91°C) above normal, besting the previous mark set in September 2014. It’s the latest in a run of months — and years — where freakish global warmth has become the norm.

With the recent September’s record, the odds crept a little higher still. According to Twitter of NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, 2016 “seems locked in” to set a record for hottest year with it likely to end somewhere around 2.25°F (1.25°C) above the late 19th century average.