I hope everyone had a good Christmas and new year and 2016 has started off well. I was in Europe over Christmas where the temperature was a lot warmer than normally expected for the time of year, with most of the blame falling on the El Nino weather, though climate change is certainly having an effect as well.
According the an article published by the BBC on January 20, 2015 has been the warmest on record, passing its nearest contender by the widest margin ever recorded, and 0.75 degrees warmer than the 1961-1990 long term average.
Given climate change and the current El Nino weather, this year is also expected to be warm.
You can read the full article below.