July 2016 also was the 379th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th century average
Even though the El Niño warming episode is over, Earth’s heat streak is continuing. Big time.
Both NASA and NOAA have released their verdicts for global temperatures in July (NASA’s here, and NOAA’s here). And both concur that it was the hottest such month on record.
Since July is typically the warmest month of the year globally, that means it was the hottest of all 1,639 months on record.