The hottest June on record resulted in the 8th warmest summer on record in the UK. However, rain and sunshine levels were normal sowhen looking at the summer using principal components, the 2023 summer was above average but not outstanding.
A warmer than normal but otherwise unremarkable weather in August brings the 2023 UK meteorological summer to a close.
[Read more…] about UK Weather Tracker #79 – August 2023
The UK weather gods followed up the hottest June on record with the 5th wettest July on record. In doing so, the weather prevented England from winning the 4th test against Australia and thus winning back the Ashes. The Aussies clearly brought their weather gods with them!
[Read more…] about UK Weather Tracker #78 – July 2023
June 2023 was the hottest on record in the UK. It was also the 4th sunniest & 7th widest temperature range but rainfall was normal so my abnormality index did not exceed my threshold to be marked as an unusual month. When you look back at the historical temperature range, one could say that a June as hot as this was overdue which leaves as the only month overdue for a new record.
[Read more…] about UK Weather Tracker #77 – June 2023
Spring 2022 was warmer than usual and was mostly typical of the springs that we now get due to our changing climate.
Winter 2023 was the 10th sunniest on record but I doubt we may have noticed. There are indications now that our winters are entering a new era of being warm, wet & sunny.
The 2022 calendar year was the hottest year on record in the UK beating the previous high recorded in 2014. Does that mean that the UK is starting a new warming phase? Using a technique known as a Control Chart, I show the answer is “Not Yet“.
The UK autumn in 2022 was the 3rd warmest on record and consistent with the step change in autumnal climate seen 25 years ago.
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!