July 2019 CET extremes

July 2019 was certainly a month of extreme highs in central England. Before I discuss the month as a whole, the finalised figures just published by the Met Office reveal that the provisional maximum temperature for Thursday the 25th of 32.5°C has now been adjusted upwards to 34.1°C, making it the highest daily maximum for the whole series that started in 1878 and beating the 33.2°C from 1976 and 1990 in the process.

Looking at the month as a whole, July as well as setting three new daily high maximums on the 23rd, 24th and the 25th, also set two new record high minimums on the 24th and 25th. The month itself was obviously very warm with a mean temperature of 1.41°C above the 1961-1990 LTA, but it wasn’t as warm as last year [2018] finishing with a mean in the 88th percentile.

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