The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that the global land surface temperature for November 2020 was the highest on record.
The NOAA said November had the highest recorded departure above average for that month since 1880, at 3.19 degrees Fahrenheit above the norm.
When combined with the ocean surface temperature, the world experienced its second-warmest November, with global land and ocean surface temperatures 1.75 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average of 55.2 degrees. Only November 2015 had a higher temperature difference, at 1.82 degrees.
The 10 warmest Novembers have all occurred since 2004.
The NOAA said the most notable temperature differences were found across parts of the contiguous US, northern Europe, northern Russia, Australia, central and southern America, the North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea.