January’s in Central England

Figure 1

The way January 2018 is going it looks a safe bet it won’t feature in either the warmest or coldest top thirty lists by the end of the month (fig 1). January’s have steadily been warming in the last 140 years in Central England at the rate of 0.85°C per 100 years, and the last cold one was back in 2010, in fact cold January’s are very much a rarity these days (fig 2).

Figure 2

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4 thoughts on “January’s in Central England”

  1. Sorry for the delay in replying.
    PC is short for percentile – 0 is coldest 100 is warmest.
    The way I use percentiles is that I rank everything between 0 and 100.
    Some purists might say that should be 1 to 100, but what do they know!

  2. Sorry, I am still trying to work out what the fourth column headed “PC” is.
    I assume it means “PerCent”, but I can’t work out what it is a percentage of.
    Sorry if I am being thick!