Now, I can buy a year or two falling out of line — local weather patterns and natural ocean current-fluctuations etc. can explain why 2018 was cooler than 2017 and 2016, for example — but an entire decade falling by the wayside?
No, this is evidence that the Sun has had it’s say, that its Grand Solar MAXIMUM has run its course, and that its waning activity is now ushering in the next cooling cycle, the next Grand Solar MINIMUM:
The Longest Monthly Temperature Observations
The Central England Temperature record (CET) measures the monthly mean surface air temperatures for the Midlands region of England. It is the longest series of monthly temperature observations in existence, anywhere in the world.
The CET’s mean reading for July, 2020 (to the 21st) is sitting at 15.3C — that’s 0.6C below the 1961-1990 average (the current standard period of reference for climatological data used by the WMO–just a coincidence that its also an historically cool era…). That number of 15.3C has been sinking lower and lower as the month has progressed, and looking at the GFS that slide looks set to continue for the remainder of the month.
July, 2020 will most likely finish-up as a sub-15C month, and since 1961 (the WMO’s favorite starting point) only 4 other months have recorded such a reading — 1965 (14C), 1980 (14.7C), 1988 (14.7C), and 1978 (14.8C).
The UK is unquestionably suffering an historically cool July. However, just as they did with the revelation that the 2010’s were cooler than the 2000’s, the MSM will surely sweep this fact under their what-now-must-be-bulging rug of climate inconveniences.
And one final note, central England’s coldest July on record remains that of 1816 — “the year without a summer” — when a crop-wrecking mean of 13.4C was logged.
And The Last Word Lies With The Wisest Of All – The ‘Old Man In a Chair’:
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