In BriefMay 2017 was the second hottest May in recorded history. This year seems to be continuing the trend of being among the hottest ever.
Summer is rapidly approaching and bringing along with it the highest temperatures of the year, for most of the world. It already seems that this year will be keeping pace with recent years and offering up some of the warmest months in all of recorded history.
This past May has been recorded as the second hottest in history, being beaten only by May 2016, which was 0.93 degrees C (33.7 degrees F) higher than the mean temperature between 1951-1980. Every month this year has ranked in the top three warmest months in recorded history. According to The Weather Channel “February, March and April 2017 ranked as second warmest, while January 2017 finished in third place.”