Global temperatures for August 2018 were 0.69C based on merging GHCNV3 and HadSST3, and using spherical triangulation. The baseline for temperature anomalies is 1961-1990.
The annual average so far (8 months) for 2018 is 0.66C. 2018 is continuing a post el Nino cooling correction.
The blue line shows a 0.125C per decade warming trend. The spatial distribution of temperature anomalies is shown below.
|a) NH||b) SH|