CRUTEM4 1851 to 1856 was Hot!

CRUTEM4 is the dataset put out by the Climate Research Unit as East Anglia.

Did you ever notice that the data for the Southern Hemisphere in the 1850s was really, really hot?

Like 2.9C warmer than 1961-1990 hot?

Here is a barplot of 1851 to 1856 and 2006 to 2013 mashed together so you can compare (click to make bigger):

CRUtem4 SH 1851 - 1857 and 2006 - 2013

Here is a table of the same data. Only one post-2005 monthly anomaly would make the top 20:

Year Month data1
1851 4 2.9
1852 12 2.9
1852 3 2.5
1852 11 2
1851 1 1.8
1851 2 1.7
1851 7 1.4
1852 4 1.4
1854 2 1.389
1852 6 1.3
1852 7 1.3
1851 10 1.2
1852 5 1.2
2009 8 1.106
1851 3 1.1
1852 2 1.1
1855 10 1.094
1854 6 1.047
1853 4 0.968
1855 3 0.909