Climate

New March record of 1051.3 hPa at Malin Head

I guessed correctly because as far as I can see Malin Head pipped Tiree to the highest March MSLP in March. At 11 UTC this morning the pressure there was 1051.3 hPa or 31.04″ of mercury. This is the fourth highest pressure ever recorded across the British Isles...

At a loss to know what to do with your self-isolation time?

Apologies for having another go but isn’t the digitising of rainfall records like these the responsibility of the UKMO? What have they been doing for the last 50 years since the introduction of mainframe computers and databases to digitise these records? No one, especially Jonathan Amos ever seem...

UK Sunshine 1929 – 2020

Over the last couple of days I’ve posted charts of temperature (1884-2020) and rainfall (1862-2020) for the UK from the freely available gridded data series from the Met Office. So I thought I would complete the series by taking a closer look at sunshine since 1929 by means...

UK Rainfall 1862 – 2020

The freely available gridded data series for precipitation by the Met Office has now been extended back to 1862, so I thought I would take a closer look at it by means of a 12 month moving average of rainfall and linear trend to see if the climate...

UK Temperatures 1884 – 2020

The freely available gridded data series for temperature by the Met Office has now been extended back to 1884, so I thought I would take a closer look at it by means of 12 month moving averages of maximum, mean and minimum temperature, by adding a couple of...

Four seasons getting wetter

Click on chart to open slide show If you examine the England and Wales series of daily precipitation which started in 1931, you’ll hopefully find as I have, that each of the four ‘meteorological’ seasons have been getting progressively wetter. Winters are now almost 20% wetter than they...

Ranking

There are many methods or strategies that you can use to rank your climate or observational data. In all of the many applications I have written over the years it seems I have always use the dense ranking method, I don’t know why I just always have. It’s...

February 2020 wettest since 1766

In the England and Wales gridded data series from the Met Office, the total for February 2020 turns out to have been the highest since that series started in 1766. The 169.9 mm was 260% of the 1961-1990 long-term average. The EWP series extends back 96 years beyond...

February 2020 wettest on record in 6 out of 10 regions

As you can see February 2020 was the wettest on record across six of the ten regional areas, the central slice if you like, of the UK, in the extended gridded monthly values that commence in 1862. The three southern areas of England and Wales and Northern Scotland,...

February 2020 wettest on record

Not totally surprising news and there’s today’s rain to add to that – it looks like someone in the climate team will be claiming some Saturday hours for today.

Temperatures in the last eleven decades

I wonder if 2020 will prove to be yet another one of those warm years? The odds are certainly stacked in its favour, as 22 out of the last 23 years have been warmer than average.