Has the summer gone to pot?

Figure 1

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 well (fig 1). And if you thought it was bad where you are, spare a thought for those in Aviemore Scotland (fig 2), they’ve only seen 211 hours of sunshine compared to the 481.9 hours in Jersey, so perhaps the cooler and cloudier conditions further north and west have now spread across the entire country.

Figure 2

Temperatures are not doing much better either, here as a guide are the daily CET values so far for this summer (fig 3). The heatwave in the middle of June now seems just a distant memory, and there has been a definite cooling trend in the second half of July.

Figure 3


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2 Responses to Has the summer gone to pot?

  1. T2mike says:

    Teignmouth Sunshine (Campbell–Stokes) for the period 31May to 30July
    398.9 hours compared to June + July average 447hours.
    Mean Temp June 15.9 (1981-2010 15.2) July 17.7 (17.3)
    Data 09-09 UTC manual readings not available in real time.


    • xmetman says:


      I make the total at Exeter airport 319.6 hours in the same period (97% received).
      I have serious doubts about the total of 220.4 hours (97% received) from Liscombe.



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