October 2016 Global Temperature Update

The effect of the strong 2015-16 El Nino on global temperature has declined, with the impact on global temperature lagging the El Nino by a few months, as usual.  October 2016 was cooler than October 2015 (light blue asterisks), so the 12-month running mean has begun to decline.  But it is obvious that the annual mean temperature for 2016 will be much higher than in 2015.

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