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Monthly Highlights on the Climate System

'Monthly Highlights on the Climate System' has been issued in PDF format since March 2007 as a monthly bulletin focusing on the monthly highlights of the monitoring results.

Explanatory Notes

Highlights in August 2016

- The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature was the second highest since 1891.
- It is considered that La Niña conditions are present in the equatorial Pacific (see El Niño Outlook updated on 9 September 2016).
- In the lower troposphere, cyclonic circulation associated with a deep monsoon trough was clearly seen over the seas to the southeast of Japan.
- In the 500-hPa height field, positive height anomalies were seen over the western Siberia and over and around the Kamchatka Peninsula.
- Monthly precipitation amounts were significantly above normal in northern Japan.


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