Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,418,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is so high it is higher than the maximum mean which usual occurs around day 265. Which means it is now 49 days ahead of normal!
Of course the extent for day 216 is still 1,000,000 sq km below the record set in 2013 … but that occurred on day 273.
And in just 1 day the extent rose 240,000 sq km. And it rose 700,000 sq km in last 7 days.