In the UK, it’s currently mild – very mild. Provisional data through the 9th shows the mean Central England Temperature (CET) is running at 7.5°C, which is 3.9°C above the 1961-1990 average. The large-scale pattern during the month so far (Fig. 1) has been characterised by a ridge extending from the Azores to Europe, and… Read More January 2020: Memories of January 2007
Yesterday (May 11), at about 10:50am, I completed my Master’s Degree in Meteorology and Climate (MMet) at the University of Reading. The exam – Oceanography (perhaps not the most typical way to end a meteorology degree, but I guess it highlights the diversity of the subject). The way I finished it? Ending a question on… Read More Thoughts upon finishing the MMet
Something often unique to meteorologists is our ability to pinpoint the moment in our lives when we were captivated by the weather. I’ve been interested in weather since 2002, when I was 6 years old. My hometown of Harrogate, North Yorkshire is a few miles east of the Washburn Valley reservoirs (Lindley Wood, Swinsty, Fewston… Read More “How did you get into weather?”
Is the influence of El Nino overplayed?… Read More Record-Warm Global Temperatures
A consideration of recent trends in temperature, rainfall and sunshine in the UK in June.… Read More Is the weather in June getting worse?