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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 October 2016

- The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature was the third highest since 1891.
- It is considered that La Niña conditions are present in the equatorial Pacific (see El Niño Outlook updated on 10 November 2016).
- In the lower troposphere, anti-cyclonic circulation anomalies were seen over the wide area in the tropical North Pacific.
- A blocking high developed from the Scandinavian Peninsula to the Barents Sea.
- Monthly mean temperatures were significantly above normal in eastern and western Japan and Okinawa/Amami. On the other hand, monthly mean temperatures were below normal in northern Japan.

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