June 2023 Global Temperature was 1.1 C

El Niño has returned in June with a consequent rise in the average monthly global temperature  anomaly to 1.1 C.  The annual average temperature after the first 6 months of 2023 is now ~ 0.96C. This roughly equals that of the 2016  El Niño year

Temperatures relative to a 1961-1990 norm.

These are the monthly temperatures  since 2010

There is an interesting proposal that ENSO is driven by the 18.6 year Lunar cycle. Clearly tides have a strong influence on oceans and their focus and strength depend on the lunar cycle. I have previously looked at lunar effects on the Arctic Oscillation, but ENSO is another obvious oscillation effect.

Is El Niño driven by the lunar cycle ?

About Clive Best

PhD High Energy Physics Worked at CERN, Rutherford Lab, JET, JRC, OSVision
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2 Responses to June 2023 Global Temperature was 1.1 C

  1. forbin says:

    Hello Clive

    what do you think of the BBC statement of the hottest June on record ? some how given the data here you would think the tempratures between 2023 and 2016 would be fairly close ( month average ) ?



    • Clive Best says:

      It’s only 0.1C warmer than June 2023 which is basically the same within errors!

      In 2016 the El Nino started to peak around September and lasted well into 2017.

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