Monthly Archives: July 2016

Summer 1954 – worst in living memory?

In a recent article about the Summer Index  in Central England, summer 1954 came in at the bottom of the table with the worst possible scores for temperature, rainfall and sunshine since at least 1929. In researching for this article … Continue reading

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How summer 2016 is doing so far

In Central England the mean temperature of the Summer [JJA] so far is 1°C above the long-term average, which currently makes it the 17th warmest of the last 138 summers for the period from 1 June to 22 July. So … Continue reading

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Ten degree anomaly days

The other day I was listening to a BBC forecast and heard John Hammond say that hot days like Tuesday (19th of July 2016) were not as unusual as you might think (or words to that effect). That got me … Continue reading

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Summer days in Central England

I reckon that a temperature of 26.7°C or 80°F is the threshold for a summer day in Central England. If you set the threshold any higher the number of occurrences drops off quite a bit. I analysed the data back … Continue reading

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CET: June 2016

The June Central England Temperature [CET] values are now in, and I make the mean temperature for the month around 15.3°C with an anomaly of +1.08°C (wrt 1961-1990 LTA). June 2016 was warm for the first 10 days or so, … Continue reading

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