Based on initial estimates, the January-December annual mean air temperature for Europe is forecast to be 11.0°C, or 0.70°C above the 1981-2010 long-term mean. This compares with the assessment of the Provisional WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2016, which estimated that the global average air temperature for 2016 will be about 1.2°C above pre-industrial era, making it the warmest year globally since the start of modern record keeping in the mid-1800s.

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