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.
Highlights in March 2017
- The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature was the second warmest since 1891.
- In the equatorial Pacific, positive SST anomalies were dominant except around the date line.
- Convective activity was enhanced from the Maritime Continent to the east of the Philippines.
- A blocking high developed from Eastern Siberia to the Bering Sea, and a trough was observed to the east of Japan.
- Monthly precipitation amounts were below normal almost all over Japan.
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The descriptions until April 2011 are based on the old normal (i.e., the 1979 - 2004 average).
The descriptions until January 2014 are based on the JRA-25/JCDAS datasets.
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