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October 2017 tied with 2003 as the fourth hottest October on record, NOAA records have revealed.
As a transition between summer and winter, October can bring in any kind of weather depending on where you are, and around the world this year, it brought hurricanes, heat waves and fires.
Temperature - Land - Surfaces - NOAA - Records
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces, from NOAA records which date back 138 years to 1880, also revealed that (so far) 2017 has been the third warmest year on record.
Oceania led all the continents in October warmth rankings - the continents had its sixth warmest October on record; South American its 10th, North American and Europe their 11th, Africa its 13th and Asia its 19th.
Year-to-date - October - Average - Temperature - Average
The year-to-date (through October) average global temperature was 1.55°F above the 20th-century average of 57.4°F, according to scientists from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.
According to the NOAA, nine of the 10 warmest January-October global land and ocean temperatures occurred since 2005.
October - Temperatures - Land - Surfaces - Century
And October temperatures across global land and ocean surfaces were 1.31 °F above the 20th century average of 57.1°F, tying with 2003 as the fourth highest value for October in the 138-year period of record, behind 2015 (highest), 2014 (second highest), and 2016 (third highest).
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