Yes, it’s quite ironic in these Brexit days that these twisted lyrics seem appropriate in describing the average 00 UTC temperature anomalies in October, almost as if the British Isles was a giant ice cube floating and cooling the north Atlantic. The belt of colder anomalies (-1 to -2°C) extends from the central Atlantic, northeast across Scandinavia and into northeast Russia. Another cold anomaly across the midwestern United States (-4.8°C) was much more pronounced. Other than that it’s higher than average temperatures all the way, where two massive warm anomalies at 70° north predominate, one over northern Greenland (+7.9°C), and the other to the east of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Ocean (+10.5°C). As well as that much of central and eastern Europe was much warmer than average (+4.3°). So it’s no wonder there are reports of October 2019 being the warmest on record, please note I didn’t say hottest on record – even though I’m no AGW denier – I think warmer or warmest when describing estimated temperature changes measured to the nearest tenth or even hundredth of a degree sounds much better than hotter or hottest.