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UK Weather Report–Spring 2013

June 23, 2013
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By Paul Homewood


The full details have now been released by the Met Office for May, so we can take a look at the Spring summary.




Although, on the basis of CET, it was the coldest Spring in England since 1891, for the UK as a whole it was not quite so cold! Mean temperatures averaged out at 5.99C. Records for the UK start in 1910, and since then the coldest Spring was in 1962, which registered 5.80C. Three other Springs, in 1917, 1941 and 1951 were also slightly colder than this year.

As the map below shows, Scotland, though still colder than usual, was not as far below average as England and, particularly, Wales.







Although March was particularly cold, each of the three months were below average.






Rainfall totals this Spring amounted to 216.9mm, slightly below the 30-Year average, but virtually the same as the 1910-2012 average of 216.2mm. Geographically, most of the country was close to average.







  1. June 23, 2013 5:53 pm

    This post has been connected to information concerning
    “Cold spring 2013 in NW-Europe will last through May” ,
    indicating that: Two of the four coldest (UK) springs occurred during World Wars:
    ____1917 at a time the Kriegsmarine sunk about ten Allies ships per day;
    ____1941 within 12 Months during which Germany occupied Norway, Benelux and France.

  2. tckev permalink
    June 23, 2013 11:58 pm

    “Mean temperatures averaged out at 5.99C…the coldest Spring was in 1962, which registered 5.80C.”
    So the difference is 0.19°C and this was taking into account the difference between any instrumentation used and the usual Time of Reading etc. The errors in those reading are?

  3. June 24, 2013 11:26 pm

    Reblogged this on CraigM350 and commented:
    Thanks Paul. Although the MetO have forgotten average UK weather, there are quite a few memories still out there of the distinctly non Mediterranean nature of the average British summer.

  4. June 24, 2013 11:28 pm

    or any other season 🙂

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