Category Archives: LWT

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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The cold October of 1881

I get the distinct feeling that October 2016 is going to be an unusual month as far as weather is concerned in the British Isles. The reason I say this is down to the early intense Scandinavian anticyclone that initially … Continue reading

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Start of June similar to the barbecue summer of 2009

I was just looking at the latest Lamb Weather Types [LWT] from the Climate Research Unit [CRU] and ran a comparison on the beginning of June in previous years. Interestingly on the 14 days between the 30th of May and 12th … Continue reading

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Tri weather data sets

A bit of a strange title I know, but I’ve recently written an application that displays climate data for the UK from three separate daily data sets for atmospheric circulation, temperature and precipitation, and hence the tri. Daily Central England … Continue reading

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