The 2022/23 Women’s Super League (WSL) kicks off this weekend in England. After the Lionesses triumph this summer in winning the European Championship, more interest, spectators and TV coverage are expected. If you are new to the WSL and the women’s game in general, why not download my spreadsheet listing all trophy winners since 1992 to find out which teams are the GOATs of English women’s football?
The 2022 UK summer was the 4th warmest & 9th driest on record. When looked at using principal components, the summer was definitely a good one and showed up yet again my inability to predict good summers!
August 2022 was the 4th warmest, 4th sunniest & 10th driest on record. When looking at average daily maximum temperatures, it was the 2nd warmest (after 1995) but the average daily minimums (at night) was only the 10th warmest. I certainly noticed myself that nightime temperatures were not as bad as I’ve experienced in recent years and the wide temperature range was certainly welcome.
[Read more…] about UK Weather Tracker #67 – August 2022
UK Inflation has risen sharply since the start of 2022 and dominates the media and politics today. It is now having knock on effects, most notably on wage rises which are lagging behind inflation. The aftermath of the COVID19 induced recession continues to be considerable economic uncertainty.
The 5th warmest July on record included a new record temperature of 40.3C on 19th July. It was also drier than usual with some parts of the UK recording their lowest ever rainfall in July.
[Read more…] about UK Weather Tracker #66 – July 2022
We’ve now had 3 months of extremely boring weather in the UK! It’s not doing the UK’s reputation for unpredictable weather any good.
[Read more…] about UK Weather Tracker #65 – June 2022
“I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it!”
Basil Fawlty didn’t get away with it in Torquay and neither did this manager.
HR Manager – “Our disability pay gap is zero which surprises me”
Me – “How many disabled employees do you have?”
My response sums up my view on Disability Pay Gap Reporting (DPGR). The manager commented on their pay gap whilst I queried their employment gap. As a statistician who happens to be disabled, I consider the conventional disability pay gap statistic to be at best irrelevant and at worse a lie.
Spring 2022 was the 5th warmest on record and was mostly typical of the springs that we now get due to our changing climate.
May 2022 was the 5th warmest May on record in the UK. Whilst temperatures are rising as the days get longer, we haven’t as yet had more sunshine.
[Read more…] about UK Weather Tracker #64 – May 2022
Whilst COVID19 was ravaging the world in 2020 & 2021, I felt there was little point in updating my quarterly UK Economy Tracker. Now the pandemic over in the UK, it’s time to see how much damage the pandemic did to the economy. Going forward, the future is very uncertain but I hope by placing the latest data in the context of the past, I can discern what pointers I should keep an eye on.