UK – Coolest summer in nearly 20 years

31 Aug 11 – This summer has been the UK’s coolest since 1993, provisional Met Office figures indicate.

The temperature during August has been below normal by about one degree Celsius in most parts of the UK.

Other figures show that the UK has overall received 126% of normal monthly rainfall; 267.7mm so far this summer compared with 243.8mm of rainfall last summer.

With regard to August sunshine, the UK has been below average generally. The country overall has received just 76% of the August average.

According to Helen Waite, a Met Office forecaster, “The average temperature for central England this summer has been just 15C – this sort of temperature is normally typical of September.

“Generally speaking, you would expect to see temperatures of at least 17C for this time of year.”

See:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14721082

Or see:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/8730125/Parts-of-Britain-suffer-coldest-summer-for-nearly-two-decades.html

Thanks to Thomas McHart, Bill Sellers, Craig Adkins, S. J. Paulson, Dr John Etherington and Jason Evans in Aberystwyth, Wales for these links

“Even the UK Met Office are having to face up to reality now!” says Jason.

“Are our leaders so blinded by ideological cant (i.e. global warming) they never saw the early indicator; that proverbial “canary in the coal mine”?” asks Bill.

 


7 thoughts on “UK – Coolest summer in nearly 20 years”

  1. never thought I’d see the met office admit “below average”, not after they told us 2010 was one of the warmest years on record.

  2. The Summer nights have been quite cold here in Scotland during the last 3 or so Summers, more like an Autumnal feel with a shorter window of heat during the day. The early 2000s the Summer nights were hot, like 16-20oC at night and only barely cooler early morning but now as soon as the sun goes the temps are down to sometimes single figures.

  3. It would not surprise me if NOAA and others did not declare this past summer as the hottest on record because of the record heat in Texas and New Mexico. But our area is but one area of the whole planet, and our ocean surface temps seem to be a degree or two below the average for this time of year. Europe is mostly cooler (we got all their heat) and sometimes we were hotter and drier than Las Vegas!

    When it is all said and done, we will find, I am sure, that Robert’s understanding of this is better than my local weatherman! Maybe, too, we chould listen more to people like Bastardo and others who have posted here, because so far they have been right on the money.

    I may not be a weather expert, but I have eyes and I look at temps around the world. From what I have seen, the trend is downward for world temp and the snow is piling up!

  4. what they wont do however is make it really BIG news.
    a quiet little item to be ignored or passed off as a slight blip…but dont relax folks, Carbons going to kill us all, have faith…al says so, and hes never..
    umm…hes never? right.

  5. I live in Norfolk. The most dry corner of the British Isles. Also the coldest at times. The weather of the British Isles is so variable that it is impossible to predict anything. Which is why the emphasis is always on reporting what has happened rather than forcasting. Cool summers usually indicate that a rather mild winter is coming. Or a hot summer indicates that a rather frosty winter is coming. Things always seem to balance out over time. Weather comes and goes, but the climate is the broader picture. Our climate might be getting cooler, but no one is sure of anything. Due to introduction of weather satelites, thus radicle changes in the way that data is gathered, we are no longer able to compare present day data with past data. Same in the area of collecting data about Sun Spot activity. What passes as a Sun Spot today was once not even observed yet alone recorded as data. So there is a degree of confusion going on. Which certain types are exploiting for capital and political gain. For example Al Gore, Green Peace and others. The list goes on.

  6. I’m from Canada. I did notice it warming during the 90’s and the winters were progressively getting shorter. However, in the last 10 years winters have been getting progressively longer and colder. Summers used to be quite hot with 30 degree celcius days being common. Last few years we’re lucky if we get 2 or 3 days @ 30C. Has Al Gore created this cooling trend in the last 10 years!? I think not!

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