Warm start to September 2016 in central England

It’s been a very warm start to the first 13 days of September 2016 in the Central England Temperature [CET] daily series. Using provisional data it lies 10th warmest for the first 13 days in the daily mean series 1772 with a mean anomaly of +2.83°C,  warmer than even the great September of 1959.

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If you rank on daily maximum temperatures which dates back to 1878 rather than 1772, then 1959 is out at number one, with 2016 trailing by 2.26°C. The reason why September 1959 was so warm was that it was anticyclonic and very sunny.

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Interestingly, September 1906 – the year with the highest September temperature – appears prominently  in both tables.

 

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