TempLS rose in August; from 0.515°C (July) to 0.613°C. This largely reflects the strong rise in SST. It's often forgotten that a land/ocean index is mostly SST. Anyway, TempLS is back up to about where it was in May. The tropospheric indices went down by a little over 0.1°C.
Here is the spherical harmonics plot:
Warm in MidEast and W Russia, and in Sahara. Not very cold anywhere.
4225 stations reported. I'm not sure what happened to the map - it came out as a polar projection. Anyway, here it is:
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