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Flaming June? Hardly!

July 1, 2020

By Paul Homewood


Phew, what a scorcher?? Hardly.

Despite the hype of the last week, the average temperature in England last month was pretty ordinary.


According to the Central England Temperature series, June 2020 was only the 59th warmest on record.

Not only were the four hottest Junes prior to 1900, no June since 1976 has been in the top 17.



As we so often find with British weather, what we do not seem to get these days is the really cold weather extremes of the past. As for Met Office predictions of ever worsening heatwaves, they have clearly not bothered to check their own historical data.

  1. GeorgeLet permalink
    July 1, 2020 10:33 pm

    Since Hansen and gore they are fiction writers.
    Here is a story for you

  2. July 1, 2020 10:49 pm

    Stick around…

    UK ‘increasingly likely’ to see +40C temperatures: study
    June 30, 2020

    The Met Office rolls out its latest fantasies 😂

  3. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 2, 2020 12:03 am

    Still cold in parts of Australia after busting 100+ cold records earlier in season.

    “A record-high temperature in Siberia is catastrophic, whereas record-low temperatures across eastern Australia are merely weather.”

    And in NZ:-

    “Despite decades of dire doom-laden predictions prophesying the death of snow fields….”

    • July 2, 2020 12:30 am

      MrGrimNasty: I’m not in England, but here I still turn on the furnace some mornings. Our weather is very up and down. In a week, I’ll run the furnace and then the air conditioner at night in the bedroom because it’s so hot. It’s a roller coaster. Record highs and lows are literally meaningless as far as trends. It also rained less than an inch in June, so fire danger and dust are at their highest levels. These things happen. It’s called weather.

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        July 2, 2020 10:00 am

        No really!

  4. July 2, 2020 5:39 am

    Ok so maybe the temperature in June was ordinary but what about the future? Here are the facts we need to worry about.

    • July 2, 2020 6:59 am

      Chamjamal. I don’t see much in the way of facts there. Just soothsayer like doomsday chatter.

      • July 2, 2020 8:38 am

        Sorry to disappoint you sir. Your standards are a bit too high for the climate catastrophe world we live in. It’s catastrophic.

    • July 2, 2020 6:21 pm

      chaamjamal… LOL!

  5. drjapes permalink
    July 2, 2020 10:29 am

    I don’t know if you take much interest in the weather in Edinburgh, but it has been downright chilly since last 2019. In other words, still the same old freezing Scottish Spring and dreich Scottish Summer that I remember from childhood 50 years ago. There has been not the slightest discernible change in all those years. ________________________________

    • Colin MacDonald permalink
      July 2, 2020 1:17 pm

      Most notable thing about the weather here in Aberdeen has been the total absence of snow, apart from slush for about 10 minutes on the grass. First snowless winter I’ve experienced in my 52 years.

  6. July 2, 2020 10:32 am

    Still no credible evidence that any temperature is related in any way to human activities. As ever, assertions don’t count.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      July 2, 2020 1:37 pm

      That is not strictly true since how do you classify Urban Heat Island effect? There are other things related to land management that can change a local temperature and even climate such as Kilimanjaro where tree felling caused the snows to stop. BUT these are local variations which have absolutely nothing to do with CO2 variation.

      The concept of a global temperature is shown to be fantasy if you seen the figure of the globe with areas of no measurement data greyed out – ie most of it. And look at Antarctica – the size of Europe but with most of the few people there on a peninsula sticking out in the ocean currents and above geothermal activity. How do you get reliable and accurate temperatures there?

  7. LeedsChris permalink
    July 2, 2020 12:33 pm

    Yes, Paul, I think there is something in what you said that I had noticed: the difference is not so much hot months, but that we are actually having fewer really COLD months. In fact the pattern with our weather – in temperature terms – is that it is less extreme. In the 70s we had real extremes – the 1976 hot June and 1971,1972 and 1977 that were very cold. Since 1991 we had little temperature variation in Junes compared to the longer span of years.

    • Colin MacDonald permalink
      July 2, 2020 1:21 pm

      True, up to a point. However December 2010 was a notable exception, a whole degree celcius colder than the previous record, and the cold spell didn’t even score a direct hit, it produced more records in the last week of November.

      • Leedschris permalink
        July 2, 2020 10:54 pm

        Very true. Interestingly that is probably the only very cold month we’ve had in the last 30 years.

  8. Gerry, England permalink
    July 3, 2020 10:31 am

    A friend told me yesterday that the Met Office has issued some new lies on climate relating to extreme weather that he heard from the BBC. Something to look into and no doubt fillet.

  9. July 6, 2020 10:25 am

    We had June air frosts in North Yorkshire, which is pretty unusual these days. I didn’t see many news comments on that “extreme lack of heat”!

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