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, is what prompted me to write this Colder than Christmas! article yesterday.

Figure 1

June bucks the trend

June, as a month has always bucked the warming trend of recent years that is visible in other months of the 358 year-long monthly CET series. I’ve never seen anyone investigate why this is, which in itself is a bit of a mystery. If you look at the linear trend for the 28th in the top chart, it should come as no surprise that it was cold, because in the last 139 years, mean maximum temperatures for that particular day have fallen by -0.91°C, which is quite astonishing in these days of climate change.

This cold day comes hard on the heels of the recent hot spell that ended just eight days when maximum CET values were 28°C or higher. These daily CET figures are of course still provisional until they are confirmed at the start of next month by the Met Office.


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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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6 Responses to Coldest June 28th on record

  1. haaark says:

    Whenever I’m asked what my birthday weather (June 26th) normally is, I tell them it’s usually awful. Purely anecdotally, I think I’ve had about 10 decent ones since becoming sentient. I quite agree that June as a whole deserves the description ‘flaming’ in its pejorative sense.
    If it’s not too much trouble, can you do an MMA for June 26th?. I know it’s not going to be that different from the above, but I’m keen to show it to my friends who think I moan too much about it. I hope I’m not starting a rush!
    Thanks XM


  2. 1saveenergy says:

    Bruce, you missed a trick, you could have used –

    ‘Unprecedented’ 4.24°C cooling… is the New Ice Age coming ?

    As predicted by Dr. James Hansen’s computer model in 1971 (only 4 years to go) see-

    • you say –
    “temperatures for that particular day have fallen by -0.91°C, which is quite astonishing in these days of climate change.”
    Why astonishing, isn’t that the nature of billions of years of climate change, natural variability.

    I know that in Mann made global warming, the only way is up… the hottest, wettest, driest, wildest, (day, week, month, year) ever !
    Shame nature won’t stick to the script.

    • Talking of CO2 ; it must be a magic molecule; as 1 part in 2,500 can make us hot one day & cold the next….now that’s astonishing.
    Just proves it’s 97% worse than we thought.


  3. haaark says:

    Thanks XM-very good of you. Obviously a big difference between the anecdotal and the statistical!


  4. woobblog says:

    Interesting that the daily maximums in CET are basically flat. Since overall CET is rising this must be because the minimums are rising. What could be the reasons?


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