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UK Weather Report–Winter 2011/12

March 9, 2012

By Paul Homewood




The UK Met Office has just released their figures for February, so we are now able to look back at how the winter as a whole has panned out.


Mean Temperatures




For the UK as a whole, the winter is only the 17th warmest since 1910, and cooler than years such as 1923, 1925, 1932 and 1935. The last three colder years have now brought running trend back close to the 1971-2000 average.

It is a similar picture for England on its own, ranking 21st warmest.




Given that for most of December and January the country was sat under a mild Atlantic airflow, the temperature record is, well, remarkably unremarkable.








UK rainfall is bang on the long term average. However, in England, it was below normal, but still only the 34th driest since 1910 and well the normal bounds of variability. Even in the South of England , it has only ranked as 22nd driest, and the 161mm recorded is more than twice 1964’s rainfall of 75mm.

Again, it’s all pretty unremarkable.

  1. March 9, 2012 3:17 pm

    Clearly, increased co2 causes more snow, less snow, and global unremarkableness too. 😉

  2. March 10, 2012 10:58 pm

    Hiyas Mr Homewood 🙂

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    I enjoy yours.

    • March 10, 2012 11:10 pm

      You’ll soon pick it up! It’s easier than I thought.

      Give me a shout if you need any help.


  3. March 11, 2012 12:04 pm

    Thank you! I chose two of your posts to start my blog [ Scrap-book ] 🙂

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