Atmospheric temperatures in the tropics during June were driven higher by the developing El Niño Pacific Ocean warming event, according to the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
Temperatures in the global lower troposphere in June averaged +0.33oC above the long term seasonal average compared with + 0.27oC in May, +0.06oC in April and +0.14oC in March. These anomalies were calculated from satellite instrument data using the latest version of the UAH analysis software.
The global atmospheric temperature anomaly rose in June, driven by a significant increase in the atmospheric temperature anomaly for the tropics related to El Niño. This made June the second warmest month in the tropics since 2010, according to UAH