August 2017 – rather cool in Central England

Figure 1

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 it an anomaly of -0.8°C using the 1981-2010 long-term average (fig 1). This was the first below average month in Central England since January, nine of the last thirteen August’s have been cooler than average (fig 2).

Figure 2

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I am an exmetman who is passionate about all things to do with weather and climate. I have no axe to grind, and am continually upsetting people on both sides of the global warming debate with the articles that I publish, hell, I'm even banned from commenting on the Met Office's own blog! What I do fight for is the freeing up of climate, observational and forecast data collected and created on our behalf by the Meteorological Office.
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