Global temperature and Arctic ice update
The average global temperature for April on the UAH satellite measure jumped to +0.295C above the 30 year running mean.
This equates to approximately +0.548C above the standard 1961-1990 average, used by the World Meteorological Organisation.
Significantly, April Arctic sea ice was close to the 1979-2012 average, and the highest in April for over 10 years, shown below.
Experts though reported that much of the ice cover was thin, indeed since the end of April ice extent has fallen sharply.
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