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September 1971–Very Dry & Very Wet!

October 4, 2021

By Paul Homewood


This September has been largely dry, with the exception of some heavy rain in the last few days.

Interestingly we come across then same mix of weather in the Septembers of 1951, 1961 and 1971.






Daily rainfall extremes for the Septembers of each year were:

  • 1951 – 4.53 in
  • 1961 – 3 in
  • 1971 – 2.1 in
  • 2021 – 1.8 in (provisional at Capel Curig)
  1. Jack Broughton permalink
    October 4, 2021 11:41 am

    As people like Wadham would have forecast, if you take the data from 195`, 1961 and 1871 and extrapolate it, we would be rainless by 1991. Fortunately, the real world does not behave as these “modellers” seem to think.

  2. Andrew Harding permalink
    October 4, 2021 1:16 pm

    It is weather, not climate.

    The doomsters cannot, or will not differentiate between the two, and appear to want to have the worst of both worlds to reinforce their bigoted viewpoint.

    • T Walker permalink
      October 4, 2021 2:15 pm

      That is totally accurate Andrew.

      The El Nino driven rises 4/5 years ago gaving us the hottest temps evah! were global warming. THe La Nina driven cooling of the last couple of years has been ignored by “The Industry” and the MSM.

  3. October 4, 2021 2:42 pm

    Perhaps because September is the boundary between summer and winter. It’s called ‘weather’ 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  4. Penda100 permalink
    October 4, 2021 3:24 pm

    Looking at the reports for 1951, 1961 and 1971 makes you realise just how much extreme weather – and by extension a climate emergency – there was in the past, before CO2 became a problem. Of course in those days people knew it for what it was – just weather.

  5. bluecat57 permalink
    October 4, 2021 4:03 pm

    Growing up in Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s, about every other year we would get a week off due to 100+ temps because the schools didn’t have air conditioning.
    It is called weather because we don’t know whether it will be hot or cold, dry or wet.

  6. October 4, 2021 4:49 pm

    Heard on the BBC over the weekend (don’t recall which programme): wind power in the UK has been low recently due to “freak weather”. Also on the BBC, they now refer consistently to the “critical” COP26 meeting in Glasgow, which apparently had it hottest September EVAH! Oh the horror, Scotland having warmer weather.

  7. October 4, 2021 10:25 pm

    Massive Windfarm PR from BBC all day today
    They sent Justin Rowlatt upto Grimsby and Hull to do a PRasNews item to promote the wind industry ..lots of tweets from the usual BBC GreenPR guys

    – 100 people complain he said Grimsby is in East Yorkshire, and mocked his helicopter.

    BBC local news also featured the Justin Rowlatt wind farm PR
    #1 in a speed boat from the mothership out to the farm, but the sea is too rough so they go back.
    “the flourishing offshore wind industry is CREATING thousands of well paid skilled jobs”
    As he speaks a wind turbine is in the background ..It is NOT turning.
    … em does it create any jobs ?
    Without the windfarms, the gas power plants would be running all the time instead of standing idle, the wind industry jobs are EXTRA jobs but at EXTRA cost to the public

    #2 “Here I am on the mothership, the cabins are great
    .. the food is REALLY good”

    #3 “the next day the sea is calmer and we do climb a turbine
    on no the crane is broken so we can’t go up the turbine
    .. look how huge these turbines are
    each turn of the blade is reckoned to power a UK home for day”
    (PR claim not truth)”

    #4 Engineer “It’s going to be a better future for everybody”
    #PRwords again ..cos no magic unicorns pay for wind industries mega costs ..we do.

    #5 He’s in the helicopter flying back
    “Orsted say this one one windfarm CAN power UPTO a million homes ” #PRwords
    “The wind revolution is starting to take off ALL around the world ” #PRwords
    Studio presenter “The offshore wind industry transforming Grimsby and Hull ..and we’ll be talking more about the industry on the prog in the next few weeks”

  8. October 4, 2021 10:41 pm

    Twitter recommends for me

    Euronews Green
    “Babies are full of microplastics, new research shows”

    FFS I expect that is hyperbolic , they might say radiation found in babies, or mercury
    These are probably true cos both are found in tiny tiny amounts in most living things.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      October 5, 2021 10:47 am

      That’s presumably why infant mortality is at its lowest level ever. And longevity is at its highest level ever.

  9. tom0mason permalink
    October 5, 2021 3:12 am

    It appears that the weather is very variable, one could even call it chaotic!

  10. tom0mason permalink
    October 5, 2021 4:27 am

    Lets get in before the advocates of irrationality (aka global warmists, dumbf**ks, etc.) a warm period is likely this October — probably in 2nd or 3rd week. I doubt that it will be like the 1921 October heat wave.

    Tuesday 11 October 1921

    LONDON. October 8.
    A great part of Europe has literally been sizzling for the last week, Southern England particularly smashing the temperature records. The temperature on Wednesday and Thursday was five degrees higher than on the hottest day in 1920. The newspapers are devoting columns daily to the remarkable conditions, which are the subject of picturesque journalism. “Chill” October has been renamed “grill” October. At the seaside gaiety prevails, but in the cities south of the Tyne millions of people are sweltering throughout the day and night.
    There is a mild epidemic of influenza all over the country. Among other effects of the heat wave is the cancellation of the Rugby football matches in London to-morrow owing to the hardness of the ground.
    The foundations of St. Norman’s church at Upwood, which is famous as the burial place of members of the Cromwell family, have sunk, causing wall fractures. The walls of London houses are cracking.
    Several prominent racehorses have been withdrawn from the autumn events because it is impossible to train them on the hard ground. London is tiring of the oppressive and prolonged summer. Hopes of cooler weather have been raised by the reports of floods and storms in Scotland and the Scilly Isles.
    Phenomenal heat has been experienced in Paris, the temperature there having broken the record which has stood since 1737.

    How did anyone in England and France survive the warming of 1921?

  11. Phoenix44 permalink
    October 5, 2021 10:49 am

    It’s amazing how using averages squashes all the data into single numbers that don’t appear to vary very much.

  12. JOHN DAVID GRIFFIN permalink
    October 5, 2021 10:53 am

    Nothing to do with your post but there has been no mention in the MSM about the effect on “Climate Change” of the Santa Cruz volcano eruption in the Canaries- obviously the planet is just not helping itself yet it expects the rest of us to pauperise ourselves!
    John Griffin

  13. chriskshaw permalink
    October 5, 2021 8:07 pm

    Canada’s Financial Post write
    “ STOCKHOLM — Japanese-born American Syukuro Manabe, German Klaus Hasselmann and Italian Giorgio Parisi won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for work that helps understand complex physical systems such as Earth’s changing climate.

    In a decision hailed by the U.N. weather agency as a sign of a consensus forming around man-made global warming, one half of the 10-million Swedish crown ($1.15-million) prize goes in equal parts to Manabe, 90, and Hasselmann, 89, for modeling earth’s climate and reliably predicting global warming.”
    They apparently predict human influences on said warming.

  14. chriskshaw permalink
    October 6, 2021 2:09 am

    Russia is warming?
    Interesting to hear your analysis of this!

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