Monthly Archives: February 2017

Expect Spring a little early again this year

With my tried and trusted ‘First day of Spring’ algorithm, I estimate that Spring 2017 will be around eight days early in 2017, probably occurring on the 13th of March in Central England (fig 1). As usual I estimate it … Continue reading

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A new way of looking at Central England Temperatures

Ever wondered what looking at the CET for every week in your life would look like? Well, the heat map above (fig 1) does just that, it looks very formidable at first glance, but if you take a closer look … Continue reading

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Is St Hilary’s day the coldest day of the year?

In weather folklore there is a widespread belief that St Hilary’s day, which falls on the 13th of January, is the coldest day of the year. But is this true? We sent our meteorological reporter xmetman out to check the CET series, … Continue reading

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Rather mild January 2017 in Central England

A bit of a late look back at the CET values for January 2017, which was not a particular exciting month in Central England, with a mean temperature of 3.95°C, and mean anomaly that was +0.13°C higher than the 1961-1990 … Continue reading

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