WASHINGTON- Earth's hottest August was part of more heat records set around the world according to federal meteorologists.
They say May, June and July all set global hear records.
Experts say the average world temperature in August was 61.36 degrees which broke the record set in 1998.
August was actually cooler in parts of the U.S., Europe and Australia but much hotter in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and Africa.
Record keeping by the U.S. goes back to 1880.
One NOAA climate scientists says there's a good chance 2014 will go on record as the hottest year on record.