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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 February 2017

- The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature was the second warmest since 1891.
- In the equatorial Pacific, remarkably positive SST anomalies were observed in the western part.
- Convective activity was enhanced over the area from the South China Sea to the seas east of the Philippines.
- A wave train was seen from northern Europe to East Asia with negative anomalies over Western Siberia.
- Monthly sunshine durations were significantly above normal on the Pacific side of western Japan.


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