Will last week be the best week of 2018?

We might see a week with higher mean maximum temperatures, but I think it’s a distinct possibility that we won’t see a week with higher maximum anomalies or more sunshine than we saw across the southeast of the country. The highest mean maximum anomaly for the week was 8.3°C above the 1981-2010 long-term average at Northolt (fig 1), and the sunniest place was Manston in Kent with 79.3 hours in the seven days (fig 2).

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Author: xmetman

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2 thoughts on “Will last week be the best week of 2018?”

  1. No I don’t think so, don’t forget it’s anomalies and not actual temperature. Last week was an exceptional week not just for April but for any month of the year, and you would need a mean maximum of over 30°C for a whole week in July to beat it. I’ve been thinking of doing some development work on a regional climate application to keep track of weekly temperature anomalies though the year that might help.

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