It might be tough to associate Montreal with warm weather right now, but you should.
After the announcement that the world’s global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, AccuWeather and the New York Times have partnered on a database that compares a city’s 2018 average temperature to its historic norm.
Montreal’s average yearly temperature has been 7.3°C. In 2018, the city was 1.3°C warmer than normal.
According to the website, about 83% of the 3,800 cities studied “saw average temperatures higher than normal last year.”
“2018 is yet again an extremely warm year on top of a long-term global warming trend,” said NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) director, Gavin Schmidt.
NASA says that since the 1880s, the average global surface temperature has risen about 2°F (1°C).
Montreal tied or beat its monthly record high ten times in 2018, six times during last year’s scorching summer, according to AccuWeather.
The normal temperature range is determined using the averages of the highs and lows for each day in Montreal from 1981 to 2010.