Up until January 2020 12 month average global temperatures have continued to slow, down by around 0.06°C of a degree since May of 2020 in most of the seven global series that I monitor. Six hundredth of a degree may sound a minute slowing in the inexorable rise of global temperatures in recent years and it is, but global temperatures are measured to two or even three decimal places for a reason, even though these anomalies are just their best estimates. So far only three of the seven global series that I monitor have reported a January 2020 anomaly. HadCRUT4 and JMA always lag behind by around six weeks, but Berkeley and ERA5 are overdue. I bet if January had been the warmest instead of only the sixth warmest on record, as was the case in the GISTemp series, they may have taken a different approach though.