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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 January 2017

- The monthly anomaly of the global average surface temperature was the second highest since 1891.
- ENSO neutral conditions are present (see El Niño Outlook updated on 10 February 2017).
- Convective activity was enhanced over Southeast Asia.
- Temperatures at 850-hPa were above normal from Central Siberia to East Asia.
- Monthly mean temperatures were significantly above normal in Okinawa/Amami.


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