So you thought it’s been a warm start to June?

You may have thought it’s been quite a warm start to June, but it pales into insignificance when you look back at the Central England Temperatures [CET] for the first eight days of June over the last 244 years. So far the mean anomaly for the first eight days of June 2016 has been +2.15°C above average, making it the 32nd warmest start since 1772. The warmest first eight days of June occurred in 1982 when the mean anomaly was +5.68°C, over three degrees higher. I suppose we can console ourselves that 1976 had a cooler start than 2016 has had, but then again there looks like there is a distinct change of type in the offing if the NWP models are anything to go by.

Warmest 1-8 June 1772-2016

Warmest 1-8 June 1772-2016

Interestingly there has been a very, very slight cooling trend for the mean temperature for the first eight days of June in the last 244 years.

CET 1-8 June 1772-2016

CET 1-8 June 1772-2016

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I am an exmetman who is passionate about all things to do with weather and climate. I have no axe to grind, and am continually upsetting people on both sides of the global warming debate with the articles that I publish, hell, I'm even banned from commenting on the Met Office's own blog! What I do fight for is the freeing up of climate, observational and forecast data collected and created on our behalf by the Meteorological Office.
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2 Responses to So you thought it’s been a warm start to June?

  1. Richard Mallett says:

    I suppose you mean ‘we can console ourselves’ rather than ‘consolidate’ 🙂

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  2. admin says:

    I think so !

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