Monthly Archives: August 2017

CRUTEM4 sites and the placement of Stevenson screens

I am surprised that some of the UK climate records used by the Met Office to calculate their global land temperatures for CRUTEM4 with, are from sites where the instrument enclosure, primarily the Stevenson screen, has been compromised over the years … Continue reading

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2017 still the sixth warmest year to date in Central England

Even after a relatively cool August, 2017 so far is still the sixth warmest to date (24th of August) since 1772 in Central England. As you can see in the table (fig 2), the mean temperature for 2017 so far … Continue reading

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August temperatures still flatlining

Temperatures in central England are still flatlining this month (fig 1). Provisional till the 15th, indicate that 2017 has been the coldest start to an August since 1993. It seems that August can all too easily get stuck in a … Continue reading

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The cold wet August of 1912 and the Novarupta eruption

The coldest August since 1910 was that of 1912. It was both wet, cold and dull. At many coastal stations around the UK the sea temperature was higher than the air temperature. In the monthly weather report for 1912 the … Continue reading

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Coldest start to an August in 30 years

I notice that the latest provisional mean maximum daily temperature for the first eight days of August in Central England of 18.89°C (-1.38°C) are the lowest for that period since 1987 (fig 2). The 10 year average mean temperature for … Continue reading

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CET July 2017

Apologies for the delay in publishing the chart of daily CET values for July 2017 (fig 1), the situation was out of my control, as it usually is when it comes to climate data for the UK! After all that, … Continue reading

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July’s CET values are delayed till someone at the Met Office can be bothered

I have a number of obsessions as you’ve probably noticed, most of them can be summed up as weather, climate and blogging. I first started my obsession with climate stats back in 1983 when I took a redundancy package from … Continue reading

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