The mean temperature for December was 9.67°C which was a remarkable +5.02°C above the 1961-1990 long-term average for the month. It was 1.58°C warmer than the last warmest December of 1934 a record that lasted for over 80 years
ENGLAND ..Mildest Christmas day 2015 on record
XMETMAN SAYS “And here I am talking about the daily Central England Temperature [CET] that began in 1878. The maximum temperature for yesterday was astonishing 13.7°C which was +0.8°C higher than the record set 115 years earlier in 1900. “
UK FLOODS…DECEMBER 2015
“The River Irwell and River Roch have both overflowed, causing flooding in Salford, Manchester city centre and Rochdale.
Roads in central Leeds, where a severe warning is in place on the River Aire, are also under water.”
“A 200-year-old former pub located on a bridge over the River Irwell was destroyed by flooding at Summerseat, Greater Manchester”
MYTHOLMROYD under water
BELOW..Much of the 200-year-old watering hole in Summerseat was washed away as heavy rains triggered floods in parts of northern England.
CET: Summers 1659-2015
ENGLAND CET SUMMERS TIMESERIES 1659 TO 2015
XMETMAN ” The linear trend across the whole series is a rise of 0.34°C from 15.14°C in 1659 to 15.48°C in 2015. That equates to a rise of less than 0.1°C per century.”
CET: The last 10 years
CENTRAL ENGLAND TEMPERATURE GRAPHED … THE LAST 10 yrs
Daily Central England Temperature 365 Day Rolling Anomaly – February 2005 – February 2015
XMETMAN also compares the last 10 yrs to 100 yrs ago
Daily Central England Temperature 365 Day Rolling Anomaly –
February 1908 – February 1918
CET: Extreme records
XMETMAN produces a time series of extreme in temperature for the entire CET series
one of Bruce’s observations
“The first thing which amazes me is when I look at these charts is that there are still days at the beginning of both series that have never been exceeded!”
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Frost and ice days in the CET series
TIME SERIES analysis of frost and ice data from the ENGLAND CET data set
No surprise the trend has been down . Some hope for an increase with a massive anomolous event in 2000. Maybe signs of a swing to more frosts and ice in coming years for ENGLAND?
“The noticeable thing from the bottom graph is the linear trend on the total number of frost days in a year has reduced from around 52 a year in 1878, to only 35 days in 2014.”
5th warmest spring in Central England
5th warmest spring since 1659
The diurnal range in Central England temperatures
Another great statistical analysis by Bruce (xmetman).Well done
What a great obsession you have !! cheers from jealous
UK Rainfall winter 2013/14
SOME MASSIVE RAINFALL ANOMALIES !!
Most regional records were smashed, but probably the most telling is the national England Wales monthly dataset that started in 1766 with an anomaly of 180% of the 1961-1990 average.
LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS WINTERS ANOMALY