Near average November brings to an end the 23rd mildest Autumn since 1659

Figure 1 – Data courtesy of the Met Office

November ended on a cold note, and just managed to cancel out the mid-month mildness, so that the mean temperature for the month of 6.81°C was 0.33°C below the 1981-2010 long-term average (fig 1). The mean anomaly by day of +0.07°C were much higher than those of -0.72°C by night.


Meteorological Autumn 2017, ended up being the joint 23rd mildest since 1659 in Central England, thanks to a remarkable warm spell that began on the 23rd of September, and more or less continued unbroken to the 29th of October (fig 2). The mean temperature for the whole Autumn was 10.9°C which was 0.27°C above the 1981-2010 long-term average. A couple of new highest maximum record temperatures were broken in mid-October (14th & 16th), although the warm day on the 22nd of November just failed to beat the old record.

Figure 2 – Data courtesy of the Met Office

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2 thoughts on “Near average November brings to an end the 23rd mildest Autumn since 1659”

  1. By the way, are you responsible for the snow flakes on the web site?
    I am not sure if I like them.
    I keep thinking my eyesight is going funny.

  2. So not as mild as 1729, 1730, 1731 and 1741. I wonder if they were worried about “climate change” in the early 18th century?
    They probably thought it as a great improvement on previous cold autumns.