Monthly Archives: July 2017

Has the summer gone to pot?

The summer has just been going down hill since the end of the first week of July sunshine wise. The sunshine accumulations for Jersey, which is currently the sunniest spot in the British Isles this summer, traces its decline quite … Continue reading

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Has 2017 blown its chance of warmest year?

In Central England, 2017 still remains as the second warmest year to date (28th July) since at least 1772. July started so well, and early high CET values pushed 2017 briefly ahead of 2014 (fig 1), but as the CET … Continue reading

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State of the UK Climate 2016

The Met Office have just released the third edition of their State of the UK Climate for 2016. I always find that this a strange time to publish such a document, why not by the end of January? But once … Continue reading

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2017 now second warmest to date in Central England…

  The cold few days at the end of June set 2017 back a little, but the warmth of the last week has now allowed it to move into second place in the warmest years to date, with a mean … Continue reading

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June 2016 – top 6 finish scuppered by cold end

June 2016 could have finished in the top six warmest June’s since 1659 in the CET series, but was scuppered by a record cold end to the month. The month ended with a mean temperature of 16.04°C, with an anomaly … Continue reading

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