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About xmetman

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.

January’s in Central England

The way January 2018 is going it looks a safe bet it won’t feature in either the warmest or coldest top thirty lists by the end of the month (fig 1). January’s have steadily been warming in the last 140 … Continue reading

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8th warmest year in Central England since 1659

2017 ended up being the eighth warmest year in the Central England series since 1659 (fig 1). The mean temperature for the year 2017 was 10.58°C which was +0.61°C above the 1981-2010 long-term average (fig 2), and 8 of the … Continue reading

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Extreme Christmas and New Year’s since 1772 in Central England

The tables below (figs 1 & 2) rank the mildest and coldest Christmas and New Year’s holidays since 1772. For the purposes of these statistics which I’ve generated from the daily CET values from 1772, I’ve extended the holiday to cover … Continue reading

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The four seasons of 2017 in Central England

Here’s a quick look back at the four seasons of 2017 as seen in the daily temperature of Central England. I suppose the graph (fig 1) says it all about last Winter. A cold few days just after Christmas, and … Continue reading

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Near average November brings to an end the 23rd mildest Autumn since 1659

November ended on a cold note, and just managed to cancel out the mid-month mildness, so that the mean temperature for the month of 6.81°C was 0.33°C below the 1981-2010 long-term average (fig 1). The mean anomaly by day of … Continue reading

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22 November 2017: Warmest since 1947 in Central England

Provisional maximum temperatures in Central England temperatures for yesterday (Wednesday 22nd of November) were the highest for that particular day since 1947. The provisional maximum of 14.7°C was a full 6.84°C above the 1981-2010 long-term average, and the minimum of 11.2° … Continue reading

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2017 still on course to be fourth warmest year since 1772

Remarkably 2017 is still on course to be the 4th warmest year in the Central England series since 1772. I say remarkably, because to me it’s done it very quietly with very little fuss, and with no headline warm months. … Continue reading

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Another warm October in Central England

Yet another warm October in Central England. I make the mean for October 2017 to be 12.35°C, which was 1.74°C above the 1961-1990 long-term average for the month, and placed it 13th warmest in the record that started back in … Continue reading

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Autumn warmth continues

The current warm spell of weather across Central England, and rather spookily ushered in by the start of the astronomical Autumn, seems to be running on and on, and there doesn’t seem to be any sign in the latest NWP … Continue reading

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October 12th warmest since 1772

I know that many of the last 16 postings I’ve made today have been concerning storm Ophelia – never fear – here’s an article about something totally different – Central England Temperatures. The Met Office have just fixed the server … Continue reading

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