Update for the week to May 23rd

The current 5 day mean is on 12,274,800km2 while the 1 day extent is at 12,152,000km2.

The daily anomaly (compared to 81-10) is at -750,430km2, an increase from -717,100km2 last week. The anomaly compared to the 07, 11 and 12 average is at -337,470km2, an increase from -278,530km2 last week. We're currently lowest on record, up from 3rd lowest last week.

The average daily change over the last 7 days was -51.3k/day, compared to the long term average of -46.5k/day, and the 07, 11 and 12 average of -42.8k/day.

The average long term change over the next week is -39.9k/day, with the 07, 11, and 12 average being -46.7k/day.

The loss so far this May is the 13th largest on record. To achieve the largest monthly drop, a daily loss of at least 112.5k/day is required, while the smallest drop requires an increase more than 56.8k/day and an average drop requires a loss of 27.3k/day.