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Although our weather has turned more unsettled, temperatures remain well above average.

 

To illustrate how warm it has been, at Linton on Ouse in North Yorkshire, up to and including the 24th July, the mean maximum temperature stood at 24.44C which places the month 3rd warmest on record.

 

Of course there is still a week to go but I expect 2013 to maintain its position in 3rd place, taking into account forecast temperatures for the remainder of the month, which would mean, notably, it will be warmer than July 1976, but not as warm as 1983 or 2006 at this particular station.

 

Across the UK there’s been 19 successive days where temperatures have exceeded 28C, which equals the run of warmth recorded in the summer of 1997.

 

But it’s still short of the run set in both the summer of 1975, and 1976.

 

The UK climate seems to have moved into climatologist Professor Hubert Lamb’s second summer phase, which more often than not develops during the latter stages of July and lasts into August, which he described in his work as ‘thundery and cyclonic’.

 

He paints a picture of a period of changeable weather, still with fine and warm weather at times, but interspersed with heavy showers which can be thundery.

 

Judging by forecast charts for the rest of July and into early August, it’s a fair summary of what lies ahead.

 

 

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  • Comment number 94. Posted by greensand

    on 2 Aug 2013 22:56

    93. JaimeJ

    "Unashamed plug for my blog which is a work in progress"

    Well done, good luck with it, hope it works out well.

    Will have a look over the weekend.

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  • Comment number 93. Posted by JaimeJ

    on 2 Aug 2013 21:32

    Hi guys. looks like an interesting conversation going on here as usual. Been sweltering here for last couple of days, looking cooler then possibly warming up again next week, so UK summer starting to look above average temp-wise I would think. Antarctic setting records for ice extent, Arctic sea ice cover looking like it might be trending well above what we have come to accept as normal over the past few years. interesting times ahead.

    Unashamed plug for my blog which is a work in progress: http://climatecontrarian.blogspot.co.uk/?view=magazine

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  • Comment number 92. Posted by newdwr54

    on 2 Aug 2013 20:20

    QV and NeilHemp,

    0.17 for July in UAH is a fall from June of course, but is still quite high for UAH relative to July. I make it the 8th warmest July in the UAH record. 2013 'year-to-date' in UAH is 0.22, which is 6th warmest ytd in UAH.

    86: QV,

    Thanks. Will look at all these tomorrow if I have time.

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  • Comment number 91. Posted by QuaesoVeritas

    on 2 Aug 2013 19:58

    Despite the fall in the SH, I still make UAH much higher than GISS/NOAA/HADC4 adjusted to the same baseline.

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  • Comment number 90. Posted by QuaesoVeritas

    on 2 Aug 2013 19:49

    #89.NeilHamp

    "Oops! Sorry QV. I should have realised you would be there first."

    No problemo!

    I just happened to beon Roy Spener's site.

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  • Comment number 89. Posted by NeilHamp

    on 2 Aug 2013 19:33

    Oops! Sorry QV. I should have realised you would be there first.

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  • Comment number 88. Posted by NeilHamp

    on 2 Aug 2013 19:29

    UAH for July is +0.174
    Quite a big drop from June
    NH, SH and Tropics all dropped

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  • Comment number 87. Posted by QuaesoVeritas

    on 2 Aug 2013 19:27

    UAH for July published surprisingly early. Some evidence tor the theory that the figures are publihed quickly if they show a fall?

    Global = 0.174c, down from 0.295c
    NH = 0.134c down from 0.334c
    SH = 0.215c down from 0.255c
    Tropics 0.077c down from 0.219c

    Given that the June figures were on the high side, relative to the other series, could this just be a "correction". It still leaves the July UAH higher than June HadCRUT4 and RSS.

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  • Comment number 86. Posted by QuaesoVeritas

    on 2 Aug 2013 17:45

    #85.newdwr54

    "I can't find any UKMO press release re July 2013 figures. Does anyone have any further information? Thanks."

    They have published details relative to the 1910 regional series on their blog:

    http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/

    I would have thought at a News release would have been more appropriate.

    On the other hand, there is a news release about what people get up to in summer, which I would have thought would have been more appropriate for the blog:

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/great-british-summer-survey

    The data files themselves don't seem to be updated yet.

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  • Comment number 85. Posted by newdwr54

    on 2 Aug 2013 17:07

    BBC is reporting that, according to "figures released by the Met Office", Northern Ireland just had its warmest July on record. However, they only quote a figure for daily average high temperature: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-23551720

    I can't find any UKMO press release re July 2013 figures. Does anyone have any further information? Thanks.

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