Monthly Archives: December 2016

Charts of winters past, present and yet to come

I know this is a bit late for those of you that hold to ‘meteorological’ seasons, but for the traditionalists amongst us, publishing it on the 24th of December seems just about right. Tomorrow may bring the warmest Christmas day … Continue reading

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CET – Autumn 2016

Autumn 2016 in Central England was slightly warmer than average with a mean temperature of 8.57°C (based on provisional figures), which was +0.42°C above the 1961-1990 long-term average. There were a couple of highlights during the Autumn 2016. A cold … Continue reading

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Last week 7th warmest since 1772…

In central England the mean temperature of 9.0°C in the last week (7th to 13th December) made it the seventh mildest week in the daily CET series since 1772, with an anomaly of +4.3°C. Of course these are still provisional … Continue reading

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Warmest 9 December since 1878

This current very mild spell has been threatening to break a daily CET record all week and it finally managed it yesterday (9 December 2016). Yesterday’s maximum of 13.5°C (provisional) exceeded the previous warmest 9th December by 0.8°C in the … Continue reading

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2016 second warmest December 7th since 1878

Yesterday was (provisionally) the second warmest 7th of December since the CET daily series commenced in 1879, the mean temperature of 13.8°C was +5.8°C above the long-term average, and was only pipped by the 7th of December of 2015 into … Continue reading

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Coldest November since 2010

Yes, a rather cold November 2016, but not exceptionally so in CET series, with a mean temperature for the month of 5.5°C, which was -1.0°C below the 1961-1990 long-term average and in the 36th percentile in the monthly series that … Continue reading

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