As widely discussed here, 2015 was record hot, and getting hotter at the end. NOAA and GISS made a joint release - NOAA's report is here. For 2015 the annual average anomaly for 2015 was 0.9 °C, which beat the 2014 record level by 0.16°C. GISS put it at 0.87°C, relative to their 1951-80 base; for 2014 it was 0.74.
For December, GISS reported 1.12°C. This was a rise of 0.07°C from November. As usual, this was very close to the change in TempLS mesh, which now stands at 0.076°C. The rise in NOAA (0.14) was also, as usual, very similar to TempLS grid (0.16°C).
According to the NCEP/NCAR index, January is even hotter again, by a long way. The last two days have been cooler. I'll post more on the historical significance of these huge monthly and annual readings shortly, along with the usual GISS/TempLS comparison.