August 2020 difference from global average temperature
September 15, 2020

August 2020 was the second-hottest August on record, and it ended the hottest summer on record for the Northern Hemisphere.

August 20, 2020

Wildfires across Colorado during summer 2020 has led to the shutdown of the major thoroughfare across the state and billowed smoke for hundreds of miles.

August 4, 2020

Join three heat experts to talk about how we map, monitor, and lessen the impacts of urban heat islands.

October 9, 2019

Much of the southeastern United States went from little drought to widespread severe drought in a matter of a few weeks thanks to little rain and hot and sunny days. 

August 30, 2018

Hot, dry conditions turned northern Europe brown during the summer of 2018.

August 23, 2018

While the western United States baked under high temperatures, the eastern United States has been getting increasingly soggy this summer.

July 13, 2017

An early summer heat wave in Europe broke records and helped spur wildfires across the region.

June 21, 2017

How do this year’s temperatures on the first day of summer compare to historical highs and lows?  Compare your local conditions to these maps showing the warmest and coldest first days of summer for more than 4,000 U.S. locations. 

February 10, 2017

January 2017 saw hot summertime temperatures dominate across eastern Australia.

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