The highest anomaly today in IONA today was the 8.8°C above the LTA for that day at Aboyne, and the lowest -2.0°C at Thorney Island.
You don’t need to be a genius to realise the weather around the world is seriously out of kilter, and abnormal degrees of warmth like this are the reason behind most of it.
Experts say this has nothing to do with AGW of course, and is quite normal for January typically the coldest month of the year in IONA, but they do hint that it’s somehow connected to the jetstream, as most things are these days.
Mean temperatures across Russia have continued to be well above average so far this January as they were in December.
A large range in temperature anomalies today across the UK, from -4°C in the north where temperatures are close to freezing to +7°C in the southeast
This chart of maximum temperature anomalies for the 29th of December unfortunately doesn’t include any of the WOW station values. If it did you might find there were some values of 12°C or more above the LTA along the northwest coast of Scotland.
A look back at the mean temperature of the last 10 winters across the UK.
No doubt all down to the jet stream – you remember that ribbon of fast flowing air high up in the atmosphere – as most things seem to be these days
The Deutscher Wetterdienst website for climate data is excellent, not just for Germany but also for the rest of Europe.
According to Matt Taylor temperatures are “rather chilly” at the moment I prefer “rather cold”
Temperatures still a touch below average, on the cool side, and rather disappointing for the time of year?
The clichés used by TV weather presenters to describe temperature
The one stand out factor in the MSLP anomaly chart for July 2019 was the much higher than average pressure across central Greenland