You recall earlier this year when we had a cold May and June, that Arctic ice volume crossed lanes and went back quite a few years. This was quite consistent with my ocean current hypothesis and my greenhouse has produced the best tomatoes in the neighbourhood.
Now we are in 'no circulation' default weather. This can be quite hot, and I'm surprised that it is reflected in the global temps. Right now I'm thinking that the Atlantic heat is dumping early, but we haven't had good default weather for a long time.
At least the ice volume is just sliding down the summer curve and isn't losing years. We'll see in September if it curves up and hits the old mean soon.
Meanwhile, all the papers are reporting that summer default weather is permanent, and we're all going to die.