2018 is a hot year: It’s on pace to be the 4th-hottest on record.
According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. Only three other years have been hotter: 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The globally-averaged temperature across land and ocean surfaces for January–April 2018 was the fifth highest in the 139-year record at 0.76°C (1.37°F) above the 20th century average of 12.6°C (54.8°F). Four of the five warmest January–April global land and ocean surface temperatures have occurred since 2015. The January–April global land and ocean surface temperature has increased 0.07°C (0.13°F) per decade since 1880; however, the rate is more than double since 1980.