The 2023 calendar year was the 2nd hottest year on record in the UK just behind the hottest year ever in 2022. Last year, I showed how a technique known as a Control Chart could be used to decide if the UK is now in a new warming trend and after adding 2023, my answer is now “a step change upwards has taken place but the pace of change is not yet clear“.
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“.