Another warm October in Central England

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Yet another warm October in Central England. I make the mean for October 2017 to be 12.35°C, which was 1.74°C above the 1961-1990 long-term average for the month, and placed it 13th warmest in the record that started back in 1659 (fig 2). Seven of the warmest 13 October’s have now occurred in the 21st century, and October shows one of the strongest decadal increases of any month at +0.173°C per decade. I remember seeing the odd bit of snow in late October but those days have gone, and in this part of Devon, I know that I’ll be very unlucky if I see any snow this coming winter. The only thing that I can say in mitigation, is that the size of each anomaly looks a little less steep with each year since 2001!

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