The smoothed map plot is here:
Warm spots in MidEast/Sudan, Central Europe, S America, Mongolia. Cool in E US. The map does not show it well but Antarctica was cold (even more than usual). The contribution plot from the report is here:
Much as in July, with SST continuing to rise, and being the main influence. Antarctica has been cool for some months.
Update. A commenter asked, which other recent months have been a record. Here is a table of years in which each month had the max value. I have colored cells where that month is the most recent with data:
The rowss Jan-Apr are relatively colorless. I think the reason is that there records tend to be at the El Nino peak, which we haven't yet reached. Maybe next year.