Last 30 days second warmest since 1772

A fascinating battle is going on at the moment in the climate statistics of Central England temperatures, well at least it is for people who have the time to notice these things. In the last 30 day period (the 10th of March to the 9th of April), 2017 currently has the second highest mean temperature in the CET series since at least 1772, sandwiched as it is between two other very memorable periods in 1957 and 1938. If you are interested, 2017 is currently joint 9th warmest year since 1772, which is a reflection of just how mild it’s been so far this year.

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I am an exmetman who is passionate about all things to do with weather and climate. I have no axe to grind, and am continually upsetting people on both sides of the global warming debate with the articles that I publish, hell, I'm even banned from commenting on the Met Office's own blog! What I do fight for is the freeing up of climate, observational and forecast data collected and created on our behalf by the Meteorological Office.
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2 Responses to Last 30 days second warmest since 1772

  1. wansteadmeteo says:

    I don’t know why but I think there’s a good chance we’re going to pay for this soon, in a 2012 kind of way?


    • xmetman says:


      You may well be right, but I’ve noticed a definite increase in anticyclonicity in the weather since October last year across the British Isles that regularly keeps reoccurring. I notice that the Met Office mention it in there 3 month extended outlook. It could well be a dry and warm summer especially in more southern areas. That last statement has probably put the kibosh on the chances of that now happening of course.



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