Climate Breakdown In 1948!

By Paul Homewood

 

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The UK has broken the record for its warmest winter day for the second consecutive day, with a temperature of 21.2°C in Kew Gardens, London.

The UK has broken the record for its warmest winter day for the second consecutive day, with a temperature of 21.2°C in Kew Gardens, London.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47374936

 

There was a big song and dance about the new record temperature set at Kew this week, 21.2C or 70F.

We are told that summerlike temperatures at this time of year are unheard of. Caroline Lucas even ludicrously called it “climate breakdown

 

Yet back in March 1948, we had even higher temperatures early in the month, on the 9th:

 

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https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/library/archive-hidden-treasures/monthly-weather-report-1950s

 

The high of 75F recorded at Wealdstone that day is probably even more exceptional than the record at Kew this week , on the 26th.

We would expect March daytime temperatures to be maybe 4F higher than February, but given that there is only 11 days between 26th Feb and 9th March, the climatological difference for these dates would be much smaller, perhaps 2F.

So the temperature set at Wealdstone in 1948 would, in relative terms, be much more extreme than Kew’s.

 

It will probably come as no surprise that the meteorological set up in 1948 was very similar to this week’s, with high pressure sat over the south of England, and a deep low over Iceland, combining to pull up a warm airflow from Madeira:

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https://digital.nmla.metoffice.gov.uk/digitalFile_d33f541b-5294-4a79-bec9-aed78d801e4a/ 

 

While weather events such as this week’s and 1948’s are rare, they are just that – weather events.

Caroline Lucas and her alarmist friends should study a bit of history.

via NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

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February 28, 2019 at 01:42PM

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