Click through the images below to see temperature, precipitation, wind,
and cloudiness anomalies through 2018. Some highlights for each month are given below.
May was not a good month for tropical vacation destinations in the United States -- both
Florida and Hawaii had unusually high cloud cover, and Florida and the northern Carribean
saw much above average rainfall, culminating in Tropical Storm Alberto on May 25-31, even before
the official start of hurricane season.
Abnormally dry weather spread across all of Australia, leading to one of the driest Mays
Temperatures were above normal in much of Antarctica -- but still far colder than
anywhere else on Earth (see the actual temperature maps
for a quick reminder)
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.