June 2016 – top 6 finish scuppered by cold end

Figure 1

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 of +1.99°C making it the 18th warmest since 1659. There were two new record high maximums for the CET series during the month, one on the 19th, and the other on the 21st, and a record low maximum on the 28th.

Figure 2



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6 Responses to June 2016 – top 6 finish scuppered by cold end

  1. wansteadmeteo says:

    A surprising difference between CET and my local series to 1797 – June finished second to 1976: 0.4C cooler than that month but obviously much wetter and less sunny. There must have been quite a steep gradient in mean temp difference between SE and Midlands. The widespread heat of 1976 gets more and more remarkable as each year goes by.


    • xmetman says:

      Still pretty warm – 94th percentile and a +2°C anomaly.
      It’s very tight at the top of that list, half a degree would have put it into the top 10.
      The most remarkable June in that list is that of 1846, which knocks even the mighty June of 1976 into a cocked hat.


  2. 1saveenergy says:

    You deserve greater exposure……just don’t get arrested for it (:-))


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