Tag Archives: Central England Temperatures

April warmth cancelled out by late cold spell

The early April warmth was cancelled out a little by the late cold spell in Central England, which although lasted no more than 5 days, did manage to limit the mean temperature to just 8.9°C for the month. The final … Continue reading

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Extreme Easters since 1772 in Central England

The Met Office beat me to a story about extreme Easters of the past, but undaunted, and without the masses of climate data they have at their disposal, I pressed on with a bit of research of my own. Because … Continue reading

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3rd mildest March since 1659

The Met Office finally got there act together today, and fixed their web service and updated their CET web page with the latest data. As expected, March 2017 was a very mild month, and when the temperatures were finally confirmed … Continue reading

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Expect Spring a little early again this year

With my tried and trusted ‘First day of Spring’ algorithm, I estimate that Spring 2017 will be around eight days early in 2017, probably occurring on the 13th of March in Central England (fig 1). As usual I estimate it … Continue reading

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Rather mild January 2017 in Central England

A bit of a late look back at the CET values for January 2017, which was not a particular exciting month in Central England, with a mean temperature of 3.95°C, and mean anomaly that was +0.13°C higher than the 1961-1990 … Continue reading

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CET – Autumn 2016

Autumn 2016 in Central England was slightly warmer than average with a mean temperature of 8.57°C (based on provisional figures), which was +0.42°C above the 1961-1990 long-term average. There were a couple of highlights during the Autumn 2016. A cold … Continue reading

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Coldest November since 2010

Yes, a rather cold November 2016, but not exceptionally so in CET series, with a mean temperature for the month of 5.5°C, which was -1.0°C below the 1961-1990 long-term average and in the 36th percentile in the monthly series that … Continue reading

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Winter 2016-17

It’s the last day of what people are now calling ‘meteorological’ autumn, so I thought I would put some code together to display daily Central England Temperature [CET] series for any season as a grid of weekly deciles, along with … Continue reading

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The last thirty years of Central England Temperatures

I think the best way to visualise Central England Temperatures [CET] is by means (excuse the pun) of a 365 day moving average. Any shorter and it’s a little too ‘noisy’, any longer and you lose some of the more … Continue reading

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October 2016 ended with a flourish

The Central England Temperatures [CET] for October 2016 ended up with a bit of a flourish, and what looked liked being a very average month in terms of temperature, ended up a little bit on the warm side. The monthly … Continue reading

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