Central England Temperature Updates–August 2013
By Paul Homewood
Despite what the Met Office have provisionally called the warmest summer since 2006, the CET remains below average for the year as a whole. At 9.51C, it is 0.28C below the 1961-90 baseline.
More relevantly, the YTD is running at 0.89C below the 1981-2010 mean of 10.40C.
The 12-Month running average, as shown below, is also running well below normal too. The latest figure is 9.20C, and compares to the annual 1981-2010 mean of 9.97C.
Since January 2009, the 12-Month average has been below the mean for 40 out of 56 months.
Assuming the last four months of the year are the same as the 1981-2010 mean, the year will finish at about 9.40C, which would make it the second coldest since 1996, behind only the exceptionally cold year of 2010.