Summer index 2019

Just how well did summer 2019 compare with previous summers?

The cold June of 1972

The coldest June in the central England series was that of 1675 but what about June of 1972 which lies joint second coldest?

A simple summer index: 1929 – 2018

How do you define what constitutes a ‘good’ summer? It’s usually very subjective, and as we grow older it may have less to do with weather and more to do with other things that are going on in our lives at the time. Keeping it strictly meteorological, and if you’re older than 70, you probably look back at the summer of 1959 as being the best, older than 50 and its highly likely that 1976 will be your perfect summer, younger still and it may well be the summer of 2003.

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