2022 looks set to be the 4th/5th warmest year averaging 0.86C above the 1961-1991 baseline after 10 months. The underlying trend is better represented by the decadal integration which implies an overall warming of about 1.2C since the “pre-industrial” period. (Note however that coverage uncertainty increases pre 1960, especially ocean temperatures).
La Ninja remains a strong influence.
October 2022 regional temperatures are visualised below.