Click through the images below to see temperature, precipitation, wind,
and cloudiness anomalies through 2018. Some highlights for each month are given below.
Despite the "hot" appearance on the map, the North Pole remained quite cold in February
(see the actual temperatures for yourself). The spring thaw
just kicked in early, an occurrence that has become quite consistent lately due to long-term
changes in climate
While the pole was warmer than normal, much of the populated colder regions of the
Northern Hemisphere were even colder than normal.
Dryness characteristic of La Nina persisted in the tropic Pacific, and a dry
patch appeared off the Pacific coast of the United States.
Interested in the raw data? See the section below for information on how
to build your own maps, or have a look at the data tables on this site.