I find this hard to believe. David Jones said that October will break all records, because by the 7th of October it was running super hot.
Thats because David usually goes off in the holster early. The last three times since 2010 he claimed the month was doomed with no rain we ended up doubling the average in Melbourne. Maybe someone can email him and let him know the modern calender averages 30 days a month not 12.
Here it is, unchanged as the El Nino died before it got started.
Expect it continue cooling now for the next 20 years, slowly next year and then more rapidly towards the end of the decade when the AMO goes cold again.
And thats without the impending maunder minimum from the Sun.