Another warm spring

Daily CET Spring 2016

Daily CET Spring 2016

The astronomical spring of 2016 looks like it was the 37th warmest in the last 244 years in the Central England Temperature [CET] series, with a mean temperature of 10.97°C and anomaly of +0.76°C with respect to the 1961-1990 long-term average. On the 28th of April a new minimum record was set in a late spring frost. Two new daily maximum records were set in the early May warm spell on the 8th and 9th as were two new high minima. A warm spell in early June lasted for eight days but the high night-time minima went on for 13 nights. Spring, like all the other seasons are slowly warming, in the last 244 years the decadal warming trend is +0.14°C, and only one spring (2013) in the last twenty has been cold. The final values for spring 2016 may change very slightly because the data for June from the Met Office is still only provisional.

Daily Central England Temperature Spring 1772 - 2016

Daily Central England Temperature Spring 1772 – 2016


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3 Responses to Another warm spring

  1. Richard Mallett says:

    For the meteorological spring (MAM) the average for 2016 was 8.6 °C, down from 2015 (8.7 °C) and 2014 (10.0 °C)

    The last three meteorological summers (JJA) have also shown a downward trend (16.3 °C in 2013, 15.9 °C in 2014, and 15.3 °C in 2015)


  2. sirgeogy says:

    have you got any details on June rainfall anomalies so far? thanks!


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