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Mean Central England Temperature, 2024

Month CET Anomaly notes
January 4.7 0.9
February 7.8 4.0
March 8.1 2.5
April 9.6 1.7
May 14.1 2.9
June 12.4 -1.7 provisional to the 18th

Note that the estimated mean value may not be equal to (max+min)/2 because there is always one more minimum
value than maximum. This discrepancy is exaggerated during the first part of the month and when the nights have
suddenly become significantly colder or warmer.

  • Averages so far this year:-
    • Average CET to May: 8.88
    • Normal CET to May: 6.5
    • Anomaly to May: 2.37
    • Anomaly to June (year so far) *: 1.95

    * The anomaly for the year so far to June is calculated by taking an average
    of the monthly anomalies, weighted by the days in the month so far, over the total days in the year so far.
    This prevents the year so far anomaly value being skewed when calculated at the beginning of a month.

  • Comparison with Extreme Annual CETs:-

    The highest annual mean CET ever recorded was 11.15, which is 1.68 higher than normal. To beat this record the
    anomaly must be higher than 1.45 for the remainder of this year

    The lowest annual mean CET ever recorded was 6.86, which is -2.61 lower than normal. To beat this record the
    anomaly must be lower than -6.56 for the remainder of this year

  • This year's Daily Data to date

    Note that anomalies (and normals) quoted here are w.r.t. the period 1961-1990. This is a standard period  
    of reference for monitoring climate change as recommended by the WMO (World Met. Organisation).

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Daily CET for this year
Figure: Daily temperature values for the year against 1961-1990 climatology

Annual CET
Figure: Mean temperature anomalies for each full year in the CET series against 1961-1990 climatology

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