The Earth experienced the 13th warmest March [in 2011] since record keeping began in 1880, as the climate phenomenon La Niña continued to be a significant factor.
The global land and ocean average temperature was 55.78 degrees F, which is 0.88 F above the 20th century average.
Warmer-than-average conditions occurred across most of Siberia, southwestern Greenland, southern North America, and most of Africa. Cooler-than-average regions included: most of Australia, the western half of Canada, most of Mongolia, China, and southeastern Asia.
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