2017 extends exceptionally warm period, first complete datasets show
04 January 2018
The first complete temperature datasets for 2017 show that last year was the third in a row of exceptionally warm years, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) implemented by the European Weather Centre (ECMWF) can announce.
One dataset, produced by ECMWF, shows that the global average surface air temperature exceeded 14.7°C, making 2017:
Source: European Weather Centre (ECMWF)
Image credit: ECMWF