Oceans

The warmth continues

There seems to be no respite in the exceptional warmth that we have seen across much of Europe, Scandinavia and western Russia this winter. Mean temperature anomalies for the first thirteen days of March are close …

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Highest sea ice extent since 2015

The Arctic sea ice extent on the 11th of February was the highest for that date since 2015. The total had climbed to within two standard deviations of average and was only 3.8% below the 1988-2016 LTA for that date, which is quite remarkable given that it started from the second lowest minimum on record back in September,

Second Pacific warm blob

All we need now is a warm blob to suddenly occur of the coast of Japan and for Godzilla to make an appearance!

Super mild Europe and Russia

Mean temperatures across Russia have continued to be well above average so far this January as they were in December.

South Pacific Hot Spot

A closer look at the South Pacific hot spot off the east coast of New Zealand

Antarctic sea ice extent holding on too

Having said that the sea extent is almost 14% lower than the LTA with a massive gap in the Weddell sea and large hole in the Ross sea.

Return of the blob

Is it time to bring Captain Nemo or perhaps Troy Tempest out of retirement to investigate the cause of the latest warm blob in the Pacific ocean?

8 Metre waves at K4

8 metre wave heights at K4 yesterday as Lorenzo waltzed by

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