According the global data from NOAA, 2014 will be the hottest year ever recorded. 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F). It is the 38th consecutive year that the yearly global temperature was above average.
The 2014 Global Significant Weather and Climate Events were compiled from NOAA’s NCDC State of the Climate reports and WMO Provisional Status of the Climate in 2014 :