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Central England Temperature Stats For 2013

January 2, 2014

By Paul Homewood


The CET numbers for 2013 are now issued. As I suggested in September, last year was the second coldest since 1996, second only to 2010, one of the coldest years of the last century.

Figure 1 gives annual means since 1980, with the 1981-2010 average. Figure 2 shows the 5-Year running average.



Figure 1



Figure 2



  • Three of the last four years have been the coldest since 1996.
  • The 5-Year running average has been falling steadily since 2006, and now stands at 9.78C. It has not been as low as this since 1990.
  • CET in 2013 was 9.56C and was only the 55th warmest since 1900.
  • Last year was also the 107th warmest on the full CET record, going back to 1659, tying with 1900.
  • The full Met Office data for the UK is not out yet, but it looks certain that the UK as a whole will follow the same pattern.


Monthly Analysis


Figure 3



Figure 4


With eight months colder than the 30-Year mean, a warm summer and mild end to the year were not enough to offset the cold first half.

  1. Joe Public permalink
    January 2, 2014 8:31 pm

    Thanks for throwing the figures through your sausage-machine, and providing the visuals.

  2. January 3, 2014 6:43 pm

    Reblogged this on CraigM350.

  3. Robuk permalink
    January 3, 2014 7:56 pm

    I wonder how cool it would have been if all the weather stations were still situated in rural areas instead of cities and airports.

    While climate alarmists claim this urban heat island [UHI] effect has had an insignificant effect on observed temperatures, this paper and many others show that the UHI effect is significantly greater than the 0.7C global warming observed since 1850.


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