Central England Temperatures: May 2016

As far as I can make out, May 2016 was the 37th warmest in the Central England Temperature [CET] series that started in 1659. It had started coolly but warmed up significantly between the 4th and the 12th when two maximum CET records were broken (8th and 9th), but a colder week followed and wiped out a lot of the positive anomalies that had been gained.

Daily Central England Temperature - May 2016

Daily Central England Temperature – May 2016

Here are the May rankings since 1659, it certainly was the warmest since the exceptionally warm May of 2008, with a mean anomaly of +1.46°C. So although global temperature records are being broken on a monthly basis, CET records certainly aren’t.

Warmest May CET

Here is a look at all May’s since 1659.

May mean CET & anomaly

May mean CET & anomaly

And finally looking back over the last 62 years of CET monthly anomalies.

Central England Temperature Mean Anomalies 1954 - 2016

Central England Temperature Mean Anomalies 1954 – 2016

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One Response to Central England Temperatures: May 2016

  1. Richard Mallett says:

    And yet, since 1850, HadCRUT4 has risen at a rate of 0.49 °C per century, while CET has risen at a rate of 0.56 °C per century, so CET has been warming at a slightly faster rate than HadCRUT4.