October 2019 bucks the trend

October 2019 in central England bucked the warming trend of recent years and ended up with a mean temperature of 9.97°C which was 0.64°C lower than the 1961-1990 LTA. A linear trend since 1878 indicates that October as a month has been warming at the rate of 0.167°C per decade during that period, and that 11 of the last 15 October’s have been warmer than average. The warming trend for October is higher than any other month in the daily CET series. Your homework for this week is to find out why this and if it will continue.

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