This is the world temperature anomaly. It shows areas that are warmer or cooler than normal, by only a couple of degrees. If you see warmie stories they will come from the warmer areas. That's Siberia and Northern Canada right now. Antarctica is getting really cold, so no stories from there. Also the US and the UK are colder.
For the oceans, the Pacific belt is quite cold, but the northern oceans are warmer. Nearly all weather comes from the Pacific, so we'll most likely have a cold winter. But chaos is what chaos does, and who knows? That northern water may be warmer than normal, but I wouldn't want to swim in it.