Some Centers for Environmental Information confirmed that March 2020 was the planet's second-warmest March since records began in 1880.
The warmest March ever was in 2016.
The most notable March 2020 temperatures were across much of Asia, the eastern half of the United States, and southern South America where temperatures were 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above average, the agencies reported on Monday.
On average, these ocean temperatures were 1.5C (2.7F) above average or higher.
Averaged as a whole, the global land and ocean surface temperature for March 2020 was 1.16C (2.09F) above the 20th century average of 12.7C (54.9F).
Only March 2016 was warmer at 1.31C (2.36F).
January through March this year ranks as the second-warmest such period on record; 2016 was the warmest ever.
According to some temperature outlooks, 2020 has more than a 70 percent chance of being the warmest year on record.
As things stand right now, 2020 has a 99.94 percent chance of ranking among the five warmest years ever recorded.
If so, this would mean the past seven years are the seven warmest on record. ALJAZEERA.