* The anomaly for the year so far to January is calculated by taking an average
of the monthly anomalies, weighted by the days in the month so far, over the total days in the year so
This prevents the year so far anomaly value being skewed when calculated at the beginning of a month.
Comparison with Extreme Annual CETs:-
The highest annual max CET ever recorded was
15.31, which is 2.22 higher than normal. To beat this
the anomaly must be higher than 2.25 for the remainder of this year
The lowest annual max CET ever recorded was
10.54, which is -2.55 lower than normal. To beat this
the anomaly must be lower than -2.9 for the remainder of this year
Note that anomalies (and normals) quoted here are w.r.t. the period 1961-1990. This is a standard
period of reference for monitoring climate change as recommended by the WMO (World Met.
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