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Greenwich's Warmest Day Of The Year For 1862 Was.......may The 6Th

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The warmest day for 1862 recorded at Greenwich was amazingly the 6th of May with a maximum of 27.5C

1862 wasn't actually that cold of a year, 2010 was colder by 0.34C for the annual CET

2010: 8.83C

1862: 9.17C

Why 1862 had such a low "highest maximum of the year" and it was so early in the year was because of the very cool summer which had a CET of 13.8C and is one of the coolest summers on record.

Only 2 years have failed to record a single daily CET mean of at least 18.0C or above, 1862 is one and the other is 1860.

Edited by Mr_Data

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Here May 2010 had the highest annual maximum too.

It was 26.3C on the 22nd, but the month was actually a degree or so below average due to four quite severe air frosts between the 10th and 14th (min -4.4C)

June max was 24.9, July 24.7 and August 22.9C

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