An Early Spring?
By Paul Homewood
How many times have we heard this year about an early spring, flowers blooming early and so on?
Perhaps it is just my imagination, but every time we get a mild or sunny day or two, we get the same old mantra trotted out year after year.
Well let’s see what the Met Office figures actually tell us.
After a mild January, temperatures since have actually been below average across the country.
Taking the four months as a whole, mean temperature of 5.1C is spot on the 1981-2010 average, and lower than many other years in the record. Indeed, there have been 45 other years which have been warmer or as warm.
Meanwhile, my daffs have only just started flowering!