Warmest May since 2008 in Central England

Figure 1

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 to the 1961-1990 long-term averages), makes it around the 15th warmest. Since 1910, the year that the Met Office choose to start their climate records from, its seventh in the rankings. The month set a new highest maximum for CET on the 26th, and also two highest minimums on the 16th and 27th.


About xmetman

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 Warmest May since 2008 in Central England

  1. wansteadmeteo says:

    How did spring fair? I was surprised to find it was the second warmest in my local series back to 1797, after 2011.


    • xmetman says:


      Spring took me by surprise as well.

      When I looked, I found it had been the warmest spring MAM since the monthly CET series began in 1659!



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