Warmer than usual weather in parts of the northern hemisphere pushed up global average temperatures in February 2015.
Global average surface temperature in February 2015 was +0.79oC above the long term average, according to NASA.
This was 0.04oC warmer than January 2015.
The month was the second warmest February – behind 1998 (+0.86oC) - on the records maintained by the agency which date back to 1880.
Much colder than usual weather shows up clearly in the northeastern US and eastern Canada.
March 2014–February 2015 were the hottest 12 months on record ....