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Australia's fourth-warmest year on record (the national observational dataset commences in 1910), with Australia’s area-averaged mean temperature for 2016 being 0.87 °C above the 1961–1990 average.
sea surface temperatures in the oceans around Australia were the warmest on record at 0.73 °C above average.
Physicist Dr Tom Quirk has provided considerable assistance in construction the graphs.
Figure 1: UK Met Office total, land and ocean global annual surface temperatures from 1970 to 2016 (an 11 month average).
Figure 2: University of Alabama Satellite annual lower troposphere temperatures from 1970 to 2016,