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The Climate of 1997

Annual Global Temperature Index


The global average temperature of 62.45 degrees Fahrenheit for 1997 was the warmest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 1995 by 0.15 degrees Fahrenheit. The chart reflects variations from the 30-year average (1961-1990) of the combined land and sea surface temperatures.

Citing This Report

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, State of the Climate: Monthly Global Climate Report for January 1998, published online February 1998, retrieved on July 2, 2022 from