This is the second month of running a TempLS analysis ahead of the major indices, and coincidentally with the same result. August's mean land/sea temperature anomaly came out the same as July - 0.45°C, relative to the 1961-1990 base period. The data and plots are at the latest ice and temperature data page.
Below is the graph (lat/lon) of temperature distribution for August, using GISS colors, levels and base period
And here, from that data page, is the plot of the last four months:
We might not be certain, but…..
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