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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 April 2016

- The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature was the warmest since 1891.
- The El Niño conditions,which havepersisted since the Northern Hemisphere summer 2014, are decaying (see El Niño Outlook updated on 12 May 2016).
- Convective activity was enhanced over the equatorial central Pacific, and was suppressed from the Bay of Bengal to the tropical western North Pacific.
- The westerly jet stream shifted northward of its normal position over and to the east of Japan.
- Both monthly mean temperatures and monthly precipitation amounts were above normal all over Japan.

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