2019 nineteenth warmest since 1659

The year of 2019 was the nineteenth warmest in central England since 1659, with an average mean temperature of 10.34°C which was 0.83°C above the 1961-1990 LTA. The mean was boosted by some warm days throughout the year because the mean maximum anomaly was much higher at +1.21°C. If you were wondering where the winter had gone this year you’ll find the answer in the next graphic, the chart makes grim viewing if I’ve got my figures right. The annual linear trend for mean temperatures over the last 50 years indicates a slope of +0.219°C per decade, that’s well over a full two degrees of temperature rise per century, that’s despite a slip back in the 10 year moving average caused by the cold year of 2010.

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