A Mild Start To 2014

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_info_mean.html

While the eastern half of the US freezes, Britain has enjoyed a remarkably warm start to the year. The CET is currently running at 2.06C above normal (the 1961-90 period).

What is most striking, though, is that no month yet has been anywhere near being a record, or indeed in any way remarkable. The rankings, etc , are shown below. (Remember, the CET series goes back to 1659).

2014
Temp C
2014
Rank
Year of
Record High
Record
Temp C
Jan 5.7 30 1916 7.5
Feb 6.2 32 1779 9.2
March 7.6 19 1959 9.2
April 10.2 8 2011 11.8

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/

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Up to the end of April, the CET this year has worked out at 7.43C. A year ago, it ran at 4.22C, a turn around of 3.21C.

This figure dwarfs most forecasts of increases in temperature over the next century. I wonder how we have…

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