A quick update for sea ice extent:
- Global Sea Ice is only 50,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is 0.3% below the mean.
- Antarctic Sea Ice is 720,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is 24% above the mean. I’m pretty sure day 51 was minimum. Extent is 170,000 above what it was on Day 51. That would be the 4th highest minimum of all time!
- Arctic Sea Ice is 769,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is 5% below the mean .
Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.