MET Office downplaying April cold

Coldest in 99 years, but MET Office tries to divert your attention by talking about ‘frostiest’ instead of ‘coldest.’

Frostiest April for at least 60 years in UK, reads the headline.

“April 2021 has provisionally been the frostiest in at least 60 years for the UK, topping the previous frostiest April in 1970, with records going back to 1960.”

“This is how the MET Office downplays the coldest April in England in 99 years (records about the CET Central England Temperature going back many hundreds of years),” says Argiris Diamantis in the Netherlands.

“They don’t talk about the coldest April in England, but about the frostiest April in the UK, records going back to 1960. This way they don’t have to go back further, because records of the FROSTIEST April in the UK do not go back further.”

“Many farmers and fruit growers suffered enormous losses.”

Meanwhile, this website says it was the coldest April in at least 80 years.

“Climate attributionists have already explained that this was probably due to man made global warming.”

In fact, it has been cold across Europe.

Cold April across Europe.

Temperature anomaly up to April 30, in relation to the climate norm 1981-2010

Coldest April in Germany in 40 years

According to the Polish website Dobra Pogoda 24, this April was the coldest in Germany for more than the last FORTY years (not 30). And for England the coldest April in almost 100 years.

April 30, 2021:

“Outrageously cold April in Europe

In Poland, the lowest temperature in 24 years, in Germany for over 40.

April 2021 is coming to an end and we want to forget about it quickly.

Scandalous low temperatures with frosts and snowfall affected not only Poland, but many other European countries.

Coldest April in Poland in 24 years

Preliminary summaries say about the coldest April in England since 1922, in Germany since 1980, and in Poland this year’s April is the coldest in 24 years, i.e. since 1997.

According to the data of the British Met Office, in the UK, an average of 13 days with frost (data until April 27)! The new record broke the previous one from 1972 by at least 2 days. Many farmers and fruit growers suffered enormous losses.

There were also significant losses in grapevine cultivation in France. The famous French wine may be less on the tables.

Germany is very disappointed in April, because the exceptionally warm end of March and the beginning of April filled us with optimism for the warm remaining days. But the descending jet stream far south quickly dropped the “chill bomb” with a prolonged advection of cold air flowing in from the north, including the Arctic.

April 2021 in Germany the coldest since 1980
2nd coldest in entire measurement history

The end of April 2021 brought 13 days of frost in Germany. In this respect, it was the 2nd coldest in the entire measurement history. More days with frost were recorded in Germany only in 1929. The average temperature this year in April was 6.1 degrees Celsius. It was -1.3 degrees lower than the average for the base period 1961-1990.

Across Europe, persistently low temperatures significantly delayed plant vegetation

April 2021 in Europe was a cold month from the British Isles, through France, the Benelux countries, Germany, Poland, parts of Norway to western Ukraine and the Balkans. Persistently low temperatures, including frosts, significantly delayed plant vegetation.

This year’s cold April delayed the arrival of the phenological spring. The pictures compare the vicinity of Barlinek from April 28. On the left from 2020, on the right from 2021.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and SteveT for these links

14 thoughts on “MET Office downplaying April cold”

  1. I mean, here in the Oklahoma City area, I should have my ac running by now. Still have my heater turned on. Still using the heater in my vehicles. We have a warm day once in a while, like today. But otherwise, been well below the average of low 70’s since the month began. It’s ridiculous.

  2. oh the uk records go waaaay back
    but they wont allow them to be seen or used
    canada wiped a load of their historical data for the same reason
    so has BoM in Aus
    it PROVES!!! that theyre lying

  3. Certainly the weather we experienced in the first 10 days of April seems to have gone down the memory hole. Here in Aberdeen we had seven days of snow, howling gales from the arctic, but the Met prefers to emphasize the clear still nights of the latter half of the month.

  4. It can be simple semantics.

    (I just recognized a “sad” joke in the above word “semantics” and how it can be used to offend low information people. I think I shall call myself “Anti-Semantic” and see how many people totally miss the sarcasm and minor humor in my pun………..oh, well. On with the comment)

    All the Elites have to do is continue with the “Warmest On Record” theme. They can always say “This is the WARMEST deep chill on Record”. If the lowest temp was, let’s say -35 (200 Hundred years ago) and the recent one is -34 last night, it is true to say it is the WARMEST of the deep chills”…..clever…I should get paid for this.

  5. The Washington Post
    ‘Gargantuan’ hailstone that fell Wednesday may claim new Texas record.The Washington Post
    Everything’s bigger in Texas. Apparently that extends to hail, including one stone that may have been more than a half-foot wide.

    A look at the supercell that dropped potential record-setting hail on Hondo, Tex. on Wednesday. (GR2 Analyst)A look at the supercell that dropped potential record-setting hail on Hondo, Tex. on Wednesday. (GR2 Analyst)
    It fell amid a barrage of prolific hailstorms that incurred potentially billions of dollars in damages across Fort Worth, Oklahoma City and areas west of San Antonio Wednesday night. Hardest hit were areas near the University of Oklahoma, where hail damaged virtually every vehicle exposed to the elements.

    Destructive hail bombards areas near Oklahoma City, Fort Worth and San Antonio
    Perhaps the most potent storm of the day blossomed over Coahuila, Mexico, during the midafternoon before drifting east into South Texas, where it dropped hail the size of grapefruits. While the largest official report stood at 4 inches, emerging evidence suggests some of the stones may break new state records.

    One stone that landed in Hondo, Tex., about 30 miles west of San Antonio, may vie for a state record.

    Matt Kumjian, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State who specializes in the study of giant hail, used photogrammetry — a trigonometry-based approach of estimating the size of objects from photographs — to calculate just how large the stone may have been. His estimate? Between 6.27 and 6.57 inches across.
    See site for full article.
    But it’s a dry and cold Heat.

  6. Your a fool if you believe anything that MSM or Governments with agendas tell you about anything. And the people who come here are defiantly not fools, spread the word.

  7. The EU temp anoms map shows where the volcanic heat plume was and then the cold air from Greenland got drawn into it.
    Or spun, the record warm in E EU from global warming was so bad it pushed the cold air down from the arctic and made crops fail in the EU, boo hoo. You must lower your carbon butt print ASAP so it doesn’t get colder ? Let China use the carbon instead and everything will be AWESOME !

  8. The Aljazeera TV-channel changed the color of the continents on the weather reports to off-white, so that the projected snow-falls are impossible to see. Aljazeera is actively promoting the “climate emergency”.

  9. And the prospects for may in western europe are further cool temperatures being substantially lower than normal . On the contrary Russia may enjoy above normal temperatures . In general significant cooler temperatures on one spot on earth mean higher temperatures at other spots on earth , however the general trend should be downward . Interesting would be the average temperature for april over the whole planet .It would require a lot of cheating by the common climate-maffia to obtain a higher world-temperature .

  10. In the map you supplied there are much more warm areas (red) than blue also the Earth is not flat

    • Who said Earth was flat? Not even the topic of discussion don’t put words into Robert mouth please.he knows what he is saying.

  11. If anyone is doubting what the temperatures are in the UK just watch the champions league football/soccer between Manchestry City and Paris. It is May and there is snow on the football pitch !!!!!!!

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