Monthly Archives: September 2017

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 in Central England was quite an average affair. Although the 21st of June started hot, it quickly cooled, and from the 20th of July the rest of the summer was quite a cool affair barring a few days … Continue reading

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So why has September 2017 been so cool?

So why have temperatures in the first half of September 2017 been so cool across most of northwest Europe? One glance at the mean pressure chart for the first 16 days will give you the answer (fig 1). The Azores … Continue reading

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The cold September of 1952

The coldest September in the UK on record, well in the abridged 1910 temperature series from the Met Office that is, was that of 1952, with a mean anomaly of -2.79°C (fig 1), in fact the headline in the Monthly … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 – a little warmer than average in Central England

If you use the 1981-2010 long-term averages, Summer 2017 in Central England was a little above average, a mean temperature of 16.14°C gave it an anomaly of +0.28°C, making it the joint 41st warmest summer since 1659 for what it’s … Continue reading

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August 2017 – rather cool in Central England

August 2017 in Central England was rather a cool affair, which would have been even cooler, if it hadn’t been for some warmer values in the last 10 days of the month. I made the mean temperature 15.6°C which gave … Continue reading

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Met Office : Earlier budburst linked to warmer springs

I have a book in my library entitled “Weatherwise – England’s weather through the past thirty years‘ by John H Willis and published in 1944. John Willis who died in 1962, kept faithful records of temperature, sunshine and rainfall for … Continue reading

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