April 29, 2024

The 2022 Northern Hemisphere surface temperature was the sixth highest in the 143-year record at 1.10°C above the 30-year average (1961-1990).

The Southern Hemisphere surface temperature for 2022 was the seventh highest on record at 0.61°C above average.

Overall, record warm temperatures covered nearly 4% of the world’s surface in January 2023.

In January 2023, the Northern Hemisphere ranked fifth warmest on record at 1.28°C above average while the Southern Hemisphere surface temperature ranked 22nd warmest on record (tied with 1977 and 2011).

The Northern hemisphere, in tropics, and Europe especially,  suffers much more from global temperature increases then the Southern Hemisphere.


  1. MetOffice. April 2024. Hadley Centre observations datasets. Available at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut5/
  2. NCEI. January, 12, 2023. Assessing the Global Climate in 2022. Available at https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-202212#:~:text=The%202022%20Northern%20Hemisphere%20surface,0.61%C2%B0C)%20above%20average