November 2019 – slightly colder than average

November 2019 ended up being only slightly colder than average thanks to a late mild spell that brought the mean temperature up towards the end of the month. The mean temperature for the month was 6.24°C which was 0.3°C lower than the 1961-1990 LTA. There does seem to have been a bit of a three year cold cycle going on since 2010, so look out for another cold November in 2022. This may sound an obvious statement, but looking at CET values from where we now live in Scotland, reminds me just how unrepresentative they are for anywhere other than central England. It’s been a much colder autumn in the north – I need to see if I can find the central Scotland temperature series if it exists.

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