Warmest April on record, following the warmest March:
The January–April 2010 map of temperature anomalies shows that for the first four months of the year anomalous warm temperatures were present over much of the world, with the exception of cooler-than-average conditions across the higher-latitude southern oceans, the northern Pacific Ocean, along the western South American coast, Mongolia, northern China, northern Australia, the south central and south-eastern U.S., northern Mexico, and most of Europe and Russia. The combined global land and ocean surface temperature for January–April period was the warmest January-April period on record. This value is 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average. Separately, the worldwide land surface temperature ranked as the third warmest on record, behind 2007 (warmest) and 2002 (second warmest), while the worldwide ocean surface temperature ranked as the second warmest January–April on record—behind 1998.
State of the Climate report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the following about Victorian temperatures (my home state in Australia):
Australia’s BoM also reported that Victoria and Tasmania experienced their warmest 12-month period (May 2009–April 2010) since national records began. Separately, all twelve months were warmer than average for both states, with October being the exception for the state of Tasmania. These warm conditions contributed to the anomalously warm temperature during May 2009–April 2010. The mean temperature during May 2009–April 2010 for the state of Victoria was 15.36°C (59.65°F), which is 4.36°C (7.85°F) above average.
As the world warms at an unprecedented rate, the PR machine of the denial movement continues to spin…
“Nothing to see, move along.”