TempLS mesh, reported here (as of 8 July, 4306 stations), was down from 0.746°C in May to 0.682°C in June (base 1961-90). This shows some easing the post El Nino decline also seen in the NCEP/NCAR index (down 0.1). In fact, TempLS grid rose slightly, from 0.70°C to 0.74°C. The SST component of TempLS also rose. The satellite measures varied; UAH6 Lt was down 0.21°C, but RSS only 0.06°C.
The spherical harmonics map is here:
The one notable cool spot was near Paraguay, but both high Arctic and much of Antarctic were cool. Also US, S America around Paraguay, and a spot in the N Pacific. Warm in W US, around Egypt, Alaska and part of Siberia. The breakdown shows only Antarctica (cool) as unusual. The different coverage of Antarctica is likely to lead to discrepancies, as with TempLS mesh and grid.
In other news, 2016 JAXA Ice briefly lost, then recovered its lead. It is likely to soon fall behind 2012.
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