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Summers in order with the best at the top 

1976 301
1995 298
1983 278
1955 277
1911 274
2018 272
1984 271
1959 269
1975 268
1949 267
1989 262
1947 255
1933 251 

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4 hours ago, Weather-history said:

Summers in order with the best at the top 

1976 301
1995 298
1983 278
1955 277
1911 274
2018 272
1984 271
1959 269
1975 268
1949 267
1989 262
1947 255
1933 251 

Still quite a respectful finish at 6th place, or 5th in the last 100 years. It was consistently running at 3rd place throughout July though, so it was a bit of a shame that August brought it down so much. Really been fascinating seeing how this Summer has been fairing against other years on your index, cheers. 👍

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Despite the relatively poor August, it’s been the warmest summer overall in London since 2013 or 2014, and the sunniest one since 2003 or even 1995. 

I hope we don’t have to wait another 5 or 10 years to experience a summer like this one. 

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1 hour ago, Weather-history said:

Seemed appropriate that the summer of 2018 should end on a sunny note

Sunsets on the summer of 2018

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thanks for your index... useful... i wonder how one would compare for london.. the southeast got the lions share of the heat (as usual) .

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4 minutes ago, mushymanrob said:

thanks for your index... useful... i wonder how one would compare for london.. the southeast got the lions share of the heat (as usual) .

300+ as a guess!

All over now though it's Autumn.:D

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12 hours ago, Weather-history said:

Summers in order with the best at the top 

1976 301
1995 298
1983 278
1955 277
1911 274
2018 272
1984 271
1959 269
1975 268
1949 267
1989 262
1947 255
1933 251 

Fell off a small cliff there at the end! Still, comfortably the best summer of the century in your parts. 

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Summers in order with the best at the top and the worst at the bottom 
1976 301
1995 298
1983 278
1955 277
1911 274
2018 272
1984 271
1959 269
1975 268
1949 267
1989 262
1947 255
1933 251
1901 249
1921 249
2003 247
2013 247
1925 246
2006 246
1996 245
1935 243 
1994 240
1934 238
1940 238
1941 236
2014 236
1970 235
1969 234
1973 234
1999 234
1997 232
1990 229
1917 228
1926 227
2005 224
1905 223
1932 223
1945 223
1967 223
1977 223
1914 222
1992 222
1908 220
1960 217
1950 216
1957 216
1968 215
1906 214
1942 214
1937 213
1939 213
1904 212
1929 211
2001 211
1903 209
1943 209
1991 207
1913 205
1971 205
1919 203
1961 203
1982 203
1951 201
1918 200
1944 200
2002 200
1930 199
1974 199
1979 199
1952 198
2000 198
1928 197
1962 197
1964 197
2004 197
1915 196
1981 196
1902 195
1963 194
1993 194
2009 194
1953 193
1966 192
1998 192
2015 192
2017 192
1988 191
2010 191
1910 190
1936 190
2016 189
1965 189
1986 189
1916 188
1972 185
1958 184
1985 180
2011 179
1922 178
1938 177
1948 176
1927 175
1920 174
1923 174
2007 174
1931 173
1978 173
1980 173
1909 171
1946 170
1987 169
2008 168
2012 164
1924 158
1912 156
1956 155
1907 147
1954 143

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12 hours ago, Summer Sun said:

The met office has revised the UK's highest temp up to 35.6C on July 27th in Felsham in Suffolk

Another revision for July is the 23rd the revised high is now 33.4c at Cambridge Botanic Garden down from the provisional high of 33.5c at Dersingham Bog near Sandringham

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2 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

Another revision for July is the 23rd the revised high is now 33.4c at Cambridge Botanic Garden down from the provisional high of 33.5c at Dersingham Bog near Sandringham

And the all time record from 2003 still stands 😁 Thankfully we avoided the worst of the heat.

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Summer was pretty epic here, sunshine/temp wise along with lack of rainfall.

Unfortunately I had issues with my PC mid July for a few weeks so I have a gap in my data which means no averages/means etc.

The highest temp we had was 29.9c which is about right for our highest temp (usually one day hits 30c every year).

It was more the prolonged day after day of temps in the mid to high twenties.

The temperature being over 20c after 9pm is usually about as rare as an ice day here, being very rural surrounded by fields but I actually lost count this year.

Summer then finished in quite an opposite fashion temperature wise, with the last day recording 3.4c, my coldest ever summer temperature by 2c.

Thunderstorm wise it was a very quiet summer, apart from late July when we had a direct hit from a supercell which knocked down a 40 year old tree opposite our house that landed in the neighbours garden.

My picture made the local paper so this summer storm wise was very much a one hit wonder.

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19 hours ago, vizzy2004 said:

Summer was pretty epic here, sunshine/temp wise along with lack of rainfall.

Unfortunately I had issues with my PC mid July for a few weeks so I have a gap in my data which means no averages/means etc.

The highest temp we had was 29.9c which is about right for our highest temp (usually one day hits 30c every year).

It was more the prolonged day after day of temps in the mid to high twenties.

The temperature being over 20c after 9pm is usually about as rare as an ice day here, being very rural surrounded by fields but I actually lost count this year.

Summer then finished in quite an opposite fashion temperature wise, with the last day recording 3.4c, my coldest ever summer temperature by 2c.

Thunderstorm wise it was a very quiet summer, apart from late July when we had a direct hit from a supercell which knocked down a 40 year old tree opposite our house that landed in the neighbours garden.

My picture made the local paper so this summer storm wise was very much a one hit wonder.

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Very few storms round here either this summer. 

Great pic for the article. Well done. 

Also, never knew there was a place called Wombleton!! 

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Summer 2018 was the joint hottest on record for the UK and the hottest on record for England

" The Met Office has said 2018 was the joint-hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole and the hottest for England"

 

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Officially the hottest summer in England and it really has felt like it! Temperatures on most days have been above 25oC since as early as May and even today it looks like again topping out at nearly 25oC.

2018, the year I bought an aircon unit for my bedroom just to get some sleep and a summer I won't be forgetting anytime soon! 

In my opinion yesterday was perfect! Bright blue skies, 25.3oC and a very light cooling breeze! If only it could be like that for a couple more months and then some deep snow 💪☀️🌨 

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How can it be the joint hottest on record equalling 1976?...on the August CET thread Hadley had 16.6c for August which made 2018 5th hottest so what's gone on?

Maybe Roger J Smith/Bornfromthevoid can answer this, personally didn't feel it was hot as 1976, June certainly wasn't. MetO doctoring figures? and by the way I'm not a GW sceptic.

Edited by Froze were the Days

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I was wondering where the mean temp for this summer would end up, with the caveat that in a warming world it's easier to get mean temps rivalling the 'hottest' without quite such exceptional 'on the ground' feel, as it no longer requires quite such exceptional synoptics and the resulting sunshine/mean maxima anomalies.. Not sure how much that applies to this summer though though. 

If a 1976 occurred today I guess it could be around 0.5C warmer?
I expect if/when we do get another summer to rival that synoptic wise, we will beat mean temp records by quite a significant margin.. like much of Scandinavia has this summer (and in May).

Anyway August was too cloudy here (February had similar sunshine levels), for this summer to rival the 'best ever'. I think by most measures that is the case here.. sunshine, mean maxima, days over e.g. 25C, and extreme maxima have been higher in the best previous summers.
It was still very good though.

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 Driest summers on record for England and Wales (mm)

 66.9 1995     
 74.0 1976  
 91.5 1800  
 98.9 1869 
 102.6 1818  
 110.8 1983  
 112.3 1887 
 114.4 1913  
 118.1 1864
 121.8 1826  
 121.9 1949  
 124.0 1780  
 128.0 1984  
 131.1 1870  
 132.3 2018

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On 03/09/2018 at 14:33, Froze were the Days said:

How can it be the joint hottest on record equalling 1976?...on the August CET thread Hadley had 16.6c for August which made 2018 5th hottest so what's gone on?

Maybe Roger J Smith/Bornfromthevoid can answer this, personally didn't feel it was hot as 1976, June certainly wasn't. MetO doctoring figures? and by the way I'm not a GW sceptic.

I find this a bit baffling as well. I know that this statistic is for England as an whole, rather than just the CET zone, but I'm surprised that there'd be that much difference in the results. CET records of course go all the way back to 1659 and I'd imagine stats that we can rely on for England as an whole don't go quite so far back, but nevertheless the top 5 warmest Summers, with the exception of 1826 (2nd warmest) all occurred in the last 42 years, so does that mean for England as an whole 2018 is the equal warmest with 1976, but in the CET zone alone it's beaten by 2003, 1995, 1826 and 1976? As I say I don't know how far back these whole of England stats go, but they surely include all those top 5 Summers with possibly the exception of 1826. So I'm also curious as to how this conclusion was made.

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Interesting Met office map showing hottest summers, for far north of England, 1995 and 2003 and 2006 were all warmer. In Cumbria a mix between 1995 - not surprised, and 2006 - more surprised at that one, with some oddities in the fells, with a number of other years appearing.

I also believe it has been the mild minima which has helped to make it the warmest in England. 

Summer 2018 excellent June and July, a lacklustre August - but not as good overall as 1995 for the Lake District. 

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6 hours ago, Walsall Wood Snow said:

I find this a bit baffling as well. I know that this statistic is for England as an whole, rather than just the CET zone, but I'm surprised that there'd be that much difference in the results. CET records of course go all the way back to 1659 and I'd imagine stats that we can rely on for England as an whole don't go quite so far back, but nevertheless the top 5 warmest Summers, with the exception of 1826 (2nd warmest) all occurred in the last 42 years, so does that mean for England as an whole 2018 is the equal warmest with 1976, but in the CET zone alone it's beaten by 2003, 1995, 1826 and 1976? As I say I don't know how far back these whole of England stats go, but they surely include all those top 5 Summers with possibly the exception of 1826. So I'm also curious as to how this conclusion was made.

The thing that struck me about the summer just gone was that there were no really outstanding high maxima around here. They were hotter days during 1995, 2003 and 2006 and 1995 certainly felt a hotter summer to me than 2018. 

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2 hours ago, Weather-history said:

The thing that struck me about the summer just gone was that there were no really outstanding high maxima around here. They were hotter days during 1995, 2003 and 2006 and 1995 certainly felt a hotter summer to me than 2018. 

indeed, we had hotter days in 2015 for eg.. or should that be 'day'?..

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