Monthly Archives: June 2017

Coldest June 28th on record

Yesterday, was the coldest June 28th in the last 139 years of the daily CET series. The mean maximum temperature of just 14.5°C was -4.24°C below the long-term average. The cold day across the country, particularly in the wet east, … Continue reading

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The hottest spells in Central England

I’ve just read an old Weather Magazine from 1984, and read a letter in it that listed the warmest 30 and 61 day periods from the Daily Central England Temperature series. I thought that I would try to update the … Continue reading

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Hot spells in Central England compared

I was just looking at the recent hot spell, how warm it got, and how long it lasted in the daily CET series using the latest provisional data from the Met Office. If you classify a heat wave as a … Continue reading

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2017 now third warmest year to date

In Central England, the latest provisional figures for June show that 2017 is the joint third warmest start to a year (1st of January to the 22nd of June) since 1772. It’s very tight at the top but 2007 is … Continue reading

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2017 in Central England – currently joint 4th warmest

2017, continues to move a little higher up the league table of warmest years to date (the 1st Jan to the 18th June), it’s now joint 4th and is within striking distance of both 1990 (0.02°C higher) and 2014 (0.15°C … Continue reading

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Another way of looking at temperatures in Central England

Conventionally the above chart (fig 1) is how we have always thought is the best way to display the vagaries of the CET series; by plotting a fixed yearly bar chart, of either mean CET temperature or anomalies; of course … Continue reading

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Spring 2017 warmest on record in Central England

It may not have been the warmest May on record, but with the help of a very mild March (ranked #3), Spring 2017 was the warmest since at least 1659 in Central England, with a mean temperature of 10.25°C, which … Continue reading

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Warmest May since 2008 in Central England

It’s been the warmest May since 2008 in Central England, not what you’d call a particularly earth shattering headline is it, but that’s how it panned out. In the ranking back to 1659, the +2.05°C mean anomaly (calculated with respect … Continue reading

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Summers in Central England since 1659

It’s quite a number of years since we have had a really warm Summer [JJA]. The last very warm one was the summer of 2006 which ranked #4 warmest in the series (fig 2), and before that summer 2003, which … Continue reading

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