This March has been cold in the UK. Don’t know how they will be able to “repackage” as warmest ever… Maybe they won’t try this time… But sometimes you just look at something and say “That’s cold”…
Interactive DIY Met Office chart. You can change month and coverage area too.
Yes, it’s a blatant “cherry pick” in that other months are not as dramatic. But just look at that right hand edge. Now that’s just cold… The last time it was this cold was in about 1916. So can we say “It’s the coldest in 97 years? Hmmm?
Note, too, that it WAS this cold in 1916, so this is not “unprecedented” cold. Neither is it a “warming cold” or a Global Warming Chilling (or however they are trying to package the bald faced lie that Global Warming manifests as being colder…)
No, this is just your garden variety “Once in a 100 years miserably cold UK”.
My sympathies to all of you folks there, and I hope my relatives are staying warm.
No, I don’t feel guilty here in California. Last night it actually rained for about 1/2 inch worth. I’d left some things sitting out on the patio and had to go move them at about 4 A.M. I even got sprinkled on. And today, why, it was at least 2 pm before I could take my shirt off in the sun on the patio. We can have hardship here, too, you know… /sarc; And somewhere down in Australia there are some Sumner relatives also having escaped from the UK a generation back, no doubt also “coping” with sun and warmth.
But that is how the long cycles of weather work. Look at that chart and, even with the bad station siting and UHI and data adjusting and all; you can clearly see the 58-60 ish year cycle of things. And how about 1947, just after the last peak started to roll over, there was a sharp down year. But it warmed up a bit after that (though the averages continued to drift down). So with any luck, this is a ‘one off’ and next year will be warmer. Even if not quite as warm as the peak years.
So bundle up just a bit longer. Warmer times on on their way.
To go along with the coldest March in 50 years, this Easter is now the coldest recorded since records began as Braemar fell away to -12.5c, beating the previous coldest of -9.8c in 1986.
Yes, they have an “April Fools Funny” in the article too, but the cold isn’t…
Frozen Easter Eggs? Not my idea of a proper Spring Festival at all.