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Record Temperatures In 1906!

September 11, 2015
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By Paul Homewood 




Well, that’s as good as it gets! Enjoy our Indian Summer as it’s back to normal next week.


But back in 1906, they knew what a real Indian summer was! On 2nd September that year, a temperature of 35.6C was recorded at Bawtry, S Yorkshire, the highest September temperature recorded in the UK.


And it was not just a fluke occurrence. Exceptionally high temperatures were experienced across the country during the first three days of the month.




The Central England Temperature series hit 31.0C on the 1st and 31.3C on the 2nd, far above any other Septembers since.






NOAA made a huge song and dance about one dodgy temperature reading next to the runway at Heathrow in their State of the Climate Report for July.




I wonder whether they will mention how much hotter it was in 1906, when they get round to writing their report for this month?

  1. AndyG55 permalink
    September 11, 2015 10:40 am

    Paul. you might want to see yet another proof of GISS data tampering uncovered by Simon(with a bit of a nudge from me) on SG’s web site..

    • AndyG55 permalink
      September 11, 2015 10:41 am

      ps.. the graph on his twitter feed at the bottom is the stinger !!

      Maybe ask him if you can use it ?

      • emsnews permalink
        September 11, 2015 3:53 pm

        Tony Heller is his real name and he has a HUGE number of such comparison stories where he digs up old newspaper and science data to show how much hotter it was in the previous three 30 year warm cycles. Click on nearly any story and the chances of bringing up one of these is very high and quite amusing.

        He calls this ‘the Way Back Machine’. 🙂

  2. September 11, 2015 11:07 am

    The 1906 heatwave place 17th in my ‘Premier league of heatwaves’ since 1850. It was remarkable because of its lateness in the year. I found very little written on it in the archives. And the Met Office don’t like mentioning anything that happened before 1911 for some reason.

    • AndyG55 permalink
      September 11, 2015 11:27 am

      That’s odd, despite having data from pre-1910, BOM in Australia also assiduously ignore data from the late 1800’s to 1910.

      Maybe because there are several very high temperatures in that record, 😉

  3. September 11, 2015 11:55 am

    Indian Summer was a term from our early frontiersmen. Where I live, in the Appalachians, many Indian massacres took place, even into the 1800’s. Warm weather extending into fall spelled dread for those people as the Indians would still be forming raiding parties to attack the settlers. Thus the term “Indian Summer”.

    • AndyG55 permalink
      September 11, 2015 12:19 pm

      “as the Indians would still be forming raiding parties to attack the settlers”

      Isn’t that the intent of the Paris conference.. !!!

      Let’s hope that Paris is freezing its butt off in December 🙂

      • September 11, 2015 7:47 pm

        Some interesting economic botany historical facts to go along w/ your Paris comment. During the Medieval Warming Period, better grapes were grown in England and thus English wines were better than French wines. The French had their noses out of joint over that.

        However, when the Mini-Ice Age came along, the British Isles turned to barley and thus became beer drinkers as did the Germans. They also modified their agriculture, raising other cold-hardy crops. Thus they survived reasonably well.

        The French, however, refused to modify their diet and agricultural practices. Therefore, they died in greater numbers from disease and starvation. Some things just don’t change…….

  4. emsnews permalink
    September 11, 2015 3:56 pm

    We just had a true ‘Indian Summer’ this month unlike the last three years which saw early signs of winter.

    This period of time was (my family lived in Hudson Valley since the very first days of colonization, working with the Van Rensselear family) and this was considered a wonderful time to hay, harvest grains, collect apples, etc. thanks to it being generally dry and sunny.

    Rain during September spelt hard winter and little hay for the cattle and horses.


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