(CNN)If you thought it's been hotter than usual, you would be correct, because the Northern Hemisphere just had its hottest summer on record.
Northern Hemisphere endures its hottest summer on record
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that not only was it the hottest summer, but it was the globe's third hottest three-month season on record and August was the second-hottest month ever.
NOAA's monthly global report said that August 2020 was only behind August 2016 as the hottest month on record.
However, when it comes to the Northern Hemisphere, it's a different story. August 2020 beat August 2016 as the hottest month ever recorded with a temperature average of 2.14 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average of 60.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
Globally, the top 10 warmest Augusts have all occurred since 1998, according to the agency.
The extreme temperatures are particularly concerning when it comes to environmental impact.
"While human-caused climate change is happening in all parts of the globe and at all times — the impacts are particularly dangerous in the Northern Hemisphere during its summer," said CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.