Continental Temperature Anomalies

Current Month

June 2022
Continent Anomaly (1910-2000) Trend (1910-2022) Rank
(out of 113 years)
Records
°C °F °C °F Year(s) °C °F
North America +1.34 +2.41 +0.13 +0.23 Warmest 7th 2021 +1.99 +3.58
Coolest 107th 1917 -1.13 -2.03
South America +0.31 +0.56 +0.14 +0.25 Warmest 50th 2019 +1.72 +3.10
Coolest 63rd 1916 -1.39 -2.50
Ties: 1948
Europe +2.50 +4.50 +0.17 +0.31 Warmest 2nd 2019 +2.92 +5.26
Coolest 112th 1923 -2.14 -3.85
Africa +1.02 +1.84 +0.12 +0.22 Warmest 10th 2021 +1.46 +2.63
Coolest 103rd 1911 -0.85 -1.53
Ties: 1999
Asia +1.72 +3.10 +0.14 +0.25 Warmest 2nd 2012 +1.78 +3.20
Coolest 112th 1913 -0.73 -1.31
Oceania +0.74 +1.33 +0.11 +0.19 Warmest 24th 1996 +1.97 +3.55
Coolest 90th 1949 -1.60 -2.88

Year To Date

January - June 2022
Continent Anomaly (1910-2000) Trend (1910-2022) Rank
(out of 113 years)
Records
°C °F °C °F Year(s) °C °F
North America +0.62 +1.12 +0.15 +0.27 Warmest 30th 2016 +2.30 +4.14
Coolest 83rd 1917 -1.61 -2.90
Ties: 1988
South America +0.67 +1.21 +0.13 +0.24 Warmest 19th 2020 +1.29 +2.32
Coolest 94th 1917 -0.98 -1.76
Ties: 2007
Europe +1.83 +3.29 +0.16 +0.28 Warmest 6th 2020 +2.26 +4.07
Coolest 108th 1929 -1.96 -3.53
Africa +0.89 +1.60 +0.13 +0.23 Warmest 17th 2010 +1.73 +3.11
Coolest 97th 1918 -0.96 -1.73
Asia +2.23 +4.01 +0.21 +0.37 Warmest 2nd 2020 +2.77 +4.99
Coolest 112th 1969 -1.52 -2.74
Oceania +1.05 +1.89 +0.11 +0.21 Warmest 7th 2016 +1.63 +2.93
Coolest 107th 1917 -1.34 -2.41

Regional Temperature Anomalies

Current Month

June 2022
Region Anomaly (1910-2000) Trend (1910-2022) Rank
(out of 113 years)
Records
°C °F °C °F Year(s) °C °F
Caribbean Islands +0.51 +0.92 +0.09 +0.16 Warmest 19th 2010 +1.16 +2.09
Coolest 95th 1913 -1.07 -1.93
Atlantic MDR +0.63 +1.13 +0.09 +0.16 Warmest 15th 2010 +1.37 +2.47
Coolest 99th 1913 -0.96 -1.73
Gulf of Mexico +0.84 +1.51 +0.09 +0.16 Warmest 5th 2019 +1.23 +2.21
Coolest 108th 1913 -1.09 -1.96
Ties: 1991
Hawaiian Region +0.32 +0.58 +0.05 +0.10 Warmest 34th 2019 +1.33 +2.39
Coolest 77th 1933 -1.17 -2.11
Ties: 1938, 1937, 1936
East N Pacific +0.22 +0.40 +0.08 +0.15 Warmest 40th 2015 +1.57 +2.83
Coolest 72nd 1917 -1.17 -2.11
Ties: 2007, 1982

Year To Date

January - June 2022
Region Anomaly (1910-2000) Trend (1910-2022) Rank
(out of 113 years)
Records
°C °F °C °F Year(s) °C °F
Caribbean Islands +0.69 +1.24 +0.09 +0.16 Warmest 6th 2020, 2016 +1.04 +1.87
Coolest 107th 1910 -1.01 -1.82
Ties: 2007
Atlantic MDR +0.61 +1.10 +0.09 +0.16 Warmest 13th 2010 +1.35 +2.43
Coolest 101st 1923 -0.87 -1.57
Gulf of Mexico +0.65 +1.17 +0.04 +0.07 Warmest 9th 2020 +1.01 +1.82
Coolest 105th 1931 -1.09 -1.96
Hawaiian Region +0.52 +0.94 +0.07 +0.12 Warmest 20th 2016 +0.97 +1.75
Coolest 94th 1910 -1.01 -1.82
East N Pacific +0.53 +0.95 +0.08 +0.15 Warmest 18th 2015 +1.46 +2.63
Coolest 95th 1917 -1.32 -2.38
Ties: 1991

Background

The July 2015 Global State of the Climate report introduces the regional analysis report, which focuses on the analysis of temperature anomalies for six continents: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

The regional values, similar to the global values, are derived from the NOAAGlobalTemp data set. The continental polygons are composed of the 5° x 5° grid points with center points in the respective continents. Then, in a similar way to the global analysis, the grid points are weighted by their area and averaged to compute a continental temperature anomaly time series. The anomalies are computed back to 1910, the approximate date by which all continents have station coverage sufficient to resolve values at the regional scale.

This regional analysis complements the global analysis by allowing us to understand and describe the state of an important climate indicator across a continent. It also helps to place the current continental temperature anomalies into historical perspective, displaying how the most current month, season, or year compares to the past.

Please note that all continental anomalies are with respect to the 1910—2000 average.

Region Definitions

Regions 1
Regions 2

References


Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Monthly Regional Analysis for June 2022, published online July 2022, retrieved on August 13, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/monitoring/monthly-report/global-regions/202206.