May tied for third-warmest on record globally, agency says

May continued a long streak of above-average temperatures, NOAA said.

“It ... marked the 37th consecutive May and 339th consecutive month [more than 28 years] with a global temperature above the 20th-century average. The last below-average May global temperature was May 1976, and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985,” the agency said in its monthly report.