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Meteorological spring 2019 is nearing its end and with just 7 months left and two full seasons of the 2010s to go, I am going to look back at the 2010s and give my opinion for my area what I think were the best and worst months and seasons of the 2010s.

Winter 2009-10 for me was the best winter season of the 2010s, worst was 2013-14, it barely registered as winter.

Best spring for me was 2018 for its variety of heat and cold, worst spring is a bit trickier, 2014 was a bit tedious. 

Best summer so far is 2018 whilst the worst so far was 2012 

I'm struggling with autumn. Best 2010? Worst 2015? 

Best and worst months

January, best: 2010; worst: 2014

February: best 2018; worst: 2014

March: best: 2012; worst: 2014

April: best: 2011; worst: 2012

May: best: 2018; worst: 2015

So far

June: best 2018; worst: 2012

July: best 2018; worst: 2012

August: best 2013; worst: 2014

September: best 2014; worst 2012

October: best 2017; worst: 2013

November: 2010; worst 2015

December: 2010; worst 2015

 

 

 

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Best year, worst year.

Jan: 2015, 2010

Feb: 2019, 2013

Mar: 2012, 2013

Apr: 2011, 2018

May: 2018, 2013

Jun: 2018, 2016

Jul: 2018, 2012

Aug: 2016, 2010

Sep: 2016, 2013

Oct: 2011, ???

Nov: 2015, 2010

Dec: 2015, 2010

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Best/Worst:

Jan: 2010, 2011

Feb: 2018, 2014

March: 2018, 2010

April: 2011, 2012

May: 2018, 2013

June: 2014, 2016

July: 2018, 2012

August: 2013. 2010   

September: 2016, 2017

October: 2018, 2012

November: 2015, 2012

December: 2010 (closely followed by 2015), 2012

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Best year overall was 2010 for classic winters. Both ends of that year were cold. The summer wasn’t great though, but it was possibly the best of the poor ones between 2007-12, and the June was very sunny and warm. August was dreadful though.

Worst year would be 2015. Boring year weather wise and crap summer. 

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Best summers: 2013, 2018. There haven't been many good ones, to say the least, since I started recording weather statistics in 2007.

Worst summers: 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017

Best winters: 2018/2019. 

Worst winters: 2010/2011, that's about it. 

 

Now for individual months, Best/Worst:

Jan: 2013 because it was interesting and had a mix of mild, deep snow and even a thunderstorm. Worst, not sure.

Feb: 2019/2013

Mar: 2012/2013

Apr: 2011/2012

May: 2018/2015

Jun: 2018/2012

Jul: 2018/2012

Aug: 2018/2014

Sep: 2016/2017

Oct: 2011/2012

Nov: 2015/2010

Dec: 2015/2010

The worst consecutive 12 month period was easily June 2012-2013. So many stinkers in that period. Terrible summer of 2012, then the cold boring autumn, nondescript winter and record cold spring in 2013.

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My worst months of 2010s are:-

January 2014

February 2014

March 2014

April 2014

May 2014

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018

My best months in 2010s are:-

January 2010

February 2010

March 2013

April 2012

May 2013

June 2012

July 2011

August 2014

September 2015

October 2012

November 2010

December 2010

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17 hours ago, Lettucing Gutted said:

My worst months of 2010s are:-

January 2014

February 2014

March 2014

April 2014

May 2014

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

December 2018

My best months in 2010s are:-

January 2010

February 2010

March 2013

April 2012

May 2013

June 2012

July 2011

August 2014

September 2015

October 2012

November 2010

December 2010

Would your worst September not be 2016?

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Winter Best: 2010/11 Worst: 2012/13

Spring Best: 2011 Worst: 2013

Summer Best: 2018 Worst: 2012

Autumn Best: 2010 Worst: 2017

January Best: 2010 Worst: 2013

February Best: 2019 Worst: 2012

March Best: 2012 Worst: 2013

April Best: 2011 Worst: 2017

May Best: 2017 Worst: 2015

June Best: 2018 Worst: 2012

July Best: 2013 Worst: 2012

August Best: 2010 Worst: 2011

September Best: 2015 Worst: 2017

October Best: 2018 Worst: 2011

November Best: 2010 Worst: 2018

December Best: 2010 Worst: 2018

Annual Best: 2010 Worst: 2015

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Standout events of the 2010s for me and my area

4th/5th January 2010 snow 

Late November-early December 2010 frost and snow

17th-26th December 2010 cold

Good Friday 2011, the warmth

Late September-early October 2011 heatwave

Late March 2012 sun and warmth

Summer 2012 and how bad it was

Mid January 2013

Mid-March to early Apeil 2013 and how cold it was for that time of the year

July 2013, the first decent summer month as a whole for here since July 2006

Winter 2013-14 on how devoid of winter it was

The night storm of 19th July 2014

Halloween 2014 and how warm it was

Boxing Day night 2014, best rain to snow event for some years

29th-30th January 2015 polar low snow

1st July 2015 dusk thunderstorm

December 2015 on how mild it was 

Nacreous clouds of 1st February 2016

28th April 2016: amazing day of weather, snow, thunder, hail, torrential rain

13th September 2016 storm

Red sun and the remains of hurricane Ophelia 16th October 2017

Beast from the East late February 2018 

May-July 2018 amazing spell of summer weather

Very mild spell of late February 2019

Gales have not stuck in my mind, despite them being named recently. Oddly the Beast from the East gale that Wednesday into Thursday was notable.

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Some photographic highlights from the 2010s

 

Late November-early December 2010 frost and snow

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17th-26th December 2010 cold

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Good Friday 2011, the warmth

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Late September-early October 2011 heatwave

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Mid-March to early April 2013 and how cold it was for that time of the year

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July 2013, the first decent summer month as a whole for here since July 2006

 

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Nacreous clouds of 1st February 2016

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Red sun and the remains of hurricane Ophelia 16th October 2017

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i remember that Easter 2011...had just come through my first full Canadian winter and it was the longest and snowiest for 40 years...it was still snowing when i flew back to England to visit family..oh what joy it was to see and feel warm sunshine and the green green grass of home.

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Some dire months here,keeping my answer brief.

Best year by a mile 2018,Beast from the east,beast from the east mk2 and the best summer/drought since 1995,Respect!

second 2013,amazing snow/blizzard blitz's everything since 1995 just a shame the summer didn't give here what they got in the south.

boxing day 2015,worst floods in living memory here in the Calder valley,destroying 3 bridges

 

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The night storm of 19th July 2014

Boxing Day night 2014, best rain to snow event for some years

29th-30th January 2015 polar low snow

 

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1st July 2015 dusk thunderstorm

 

28th April 2016: amazing day of weather, snow, thunder, hail, torrential rain

13th September 2016 storm

 

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For me here in SW Wales...

Best / worst:
January 2010 / 2014
February 2010 / 2014
March 2012 / 2018
April 2011 / 2012
May 2012 / 2015
June 2010 / 2012
July 2013 / 2012
August 2011 (not great but the best of a bad bunch!) / 2012
September 2014 / 2017
October 2016 / 2014
November 2016 / 2015
December 2010 / 2015

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Best months

January 2019: Very dry and sunny, also cold and snowy (not exceptionally), and mild at times, not many dull, depressing days

February 2019: Very cold and frosty at the start then excpeitonally mild, spring like end

March 2012: Unbelievably warm in the last week, also very sunny and dry throughout

April 2011: For the prolonged warmth and sunshine

May 2018: Warm throughout, dry and very sunny

June 2018: A repeat of May, the heatwave at the end was also amazing

July 2018: For the prolonged heat

August 2010: Dry and sunny for the most part although not warm, nice cool nights

September 2015: Dry and sunny with a warm spell at the end

October 2015: Dry and sunny for the most part, mild at times as well

November 2016: Very frosty and sunny with many cold nights

December 2010/2017: 2010 for the phenomenal cold and snow, 2017 because it had just about everything.

 

Worst months

January 2014: Horror fest, mild, wet, dull, hardly any snow or frost

February 2014: Extremely wet, very dull, mild, very little snow or frost

March 2015: Very boring, bang average month, no exceptional warmth, cold, rain, wind, sun

April 2012: Cold, very wet and quite dull, also after a lovely march

May 2015: Cold and wet, only May to never exceed 19.C

June 2012: Only June not to exceed 21.C, dull and wet throughout

July 2012: Cool, very wet and dull with very little dry and sunny weather

August 2011: Very wet and dull throughout very cool at the end

September 2017: Boring, lack of any warmth

October 2011: Missed the heatwave at the start, mild for the most part but wet and boring

November 2014: Too little frost and too mild without any exceptional rainfall

December 2016: Extremely mild, dry and cloudy

 

Best seasons

Winter: 2009/2010, cold, snow, frost an sunshine for weeks

Spring 2018: Amazing transitional from Beast from the East to the warm and sunny May

Summer 2018: Hot and dry for weeks though ended at the right time

Autumn 2015: September and October were nice, calm sunny months with November being exceptionally wet and mild nice to have a sudden change

 

Worst seasons

Winter 2013/14: Start was good but just dragged on and on forever

Spring 2014: Was plain boring and dull, no heatwaves, coldwaves, prolonged settledness 

Summer 2012: Cold and wet, depressingly long

Autumn 2014: Boring, wet, very very dull and mild 

 

 

 

 

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Seeing as it's only 11 degrees today and the forecast is diabolical, I'm just going to add another worst month to the list: June 2019.

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1 hour ago, Thundershine said:

Seeing as it's only 11 degrees today and the forecast is diabolical, I'm just going to add another worst month to the list: June 2019.

I would say that is OTT however Tuesday-Thursday we are forecast a maximum high of around 11C and more than 60mm of rain.

As it stands, this month is only behind 07 and 12 in the memory when factoring in the outlook. 

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On 26/05/2019 at 13:57, 95 Degrees said:

Best/Worst:

Jan: 2010, 2011

Feb: 2018, 2014

March: 2018, 2010

April: 2011, 2012

May: 2018, 2013

June: 2014, 2012 

July: 2018, 2012

August: 2013. 2010   

September: 2016, 2017

October: 2018, 2012

November: 2015, 2012

December: 2010 (closely followed by 2015), 2012

Best Year: 2018

Worst Year: 2012 (Hate this year for just about everything in general.)

 

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Best months:

January - 2010: A month that actually felt like winter.
February - 2018: The Beast from the East was quite an interesting event as something like that very rarely happens in the UK.
March - 2012: Warm, dry and sunny which was lovely. Though we did pay for it over the next few months of that year.
April - 2011: Warm, dry and sunny with plenty of days with above average temps.
May - 2018: Warm, dry and sunny throughout. I managed spend a lot of time in the garden.
June - 2018: The continuation of warm, dry and sunny weather. And the heatwave we had towards the end of the month.
July - 2018: A really good summer month.
August - 2016: Lots of southerlies and around average and above average temps. The only decent August I can think of since 2003.
September - 2015: A bit of everything. Sometimes it was summery and other times it was autumnal. Warm and dry at the end with cold nights.
October - 2011: The Indian Summer we had at the beginning was nice. 
November - 2016: Plenty of cold and sunny days with frosty nights.
December - 2010: A brilliant month for us weather enthusiasts.

Worst months:

January - 2017: With so many anticyclonic glooms, I think it turned out to be a pretty boring month.
February - 2014: Not much happened. Pretty boring.
March - 2018: Whilst the Beast from the East was interesting at first, I would have liked to actually see some more spring like weather that month.
April - 2012: Cold, wet and miserable throughout.
May - 2019: First half had below average temperatures. Whilst the second half was warmer and a little above average at times, it was nothing noteworthy.
June - 2012: For the same reason as April 2012.
July - 2012: For the same reason as the April and June of that year. Although we did have a hot spell towards the end.
August - 2006: It felt pretty dismal compared to the previous couple of months of that year. August generally is dismal, so this was a hard one to decide.
September - 2017: It wasn't a bad month, but compared to other Septembers in the decade, this was quite bland with nothing noteworthy.
October - 2013: A dull month.
November - 2018: Nothing really noteworthy weather wise.
December - 2015: The month felt much more like October. In fact, Christmas day over here was warmer that it has been over the last few days... in June.

Best seasons:

Spring - 2017: Mostly warm, dry and sunny with a few cold frosty nights scattered in-between.
Summer - 2018: A really good summer. Plenty of hot and sunny days with low humidity.
Autumn - 2015: Calm sunny months with some cold frosty nights.
Winter - 2010/2011: An exceptionally cold month. Quite interesting weather wise.

Worst seasons:

Spring - 2012: March was nice as was the last week of May, but the majority of the season was cool, wet and miserable.
Summer - 2007: I would have gone for 2012, but at least we did have a hot spell in late July. I can not recall any particularly hot spells during the summer of 2007.
Autumn - 2014: Wet and overall boring.
Winter - 2015/2016: For the same reason as Autumn 2014.

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On 26 May 2019 at 07:16, Weather-history said:

Best summer so far is 2018 whilst the worst so far was 2012 

So far

June: best 2018; worst: 2012

July: best 2018; worst: 2012

Even at this stage I can't see summer 2019 overtaking 2018 as the best summer of the decade now. It would need the second half to surpass the second half of summer 1995

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Best months, two I have split in half to get the best weather

January 2013

February 2019 (there hasn't been even a moderately snowy one here since 2007 and 2009, so I'll go with that for the extraordinary weather at the end)

March 2018

April 2015 (this month gets forgotten: It was very similar here to April 2007 except it lacked any really warm days, however it was certainly better than the overrated April 2011 which was often cloudy)

May 2016 (also gets forgotten: sunniest May since 2001 and a couple of decent thunderstorms)

June 2014

July 2018

August 2019 (not brilliant but acceptable, last decent one was years ago)

September 2016/2011

October 2018 (nice return to seeing frosts in October)

November 2010

December 2017/2010

Worst:

January 2016

February 2011

March 2017 (can't remember a damn thing about it so must have been boring. Was thinking about splitting it with 2015 but suddenly remembered it was clear for that eclipse in March 2015)

April 2014

May 2015

June 2012

July 2012/2010 (how dull would that be!)

August 2010

September 2017

October 2013

November 2015

December 2018 (2015 was just too extroardinary. This was the same but a couple of degrees cooler)

Best 12 months: Dec 2017-Nov 2018

Worst 12 months: May 2015-April 2016

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Best/Worst

Q1: 2010/2014

Q2: 2018/2019

Q3: 2017/2016

Q4: 2010/2015

Jan: 2010/2014

Feb: 2018/2014

Mar: 2012/2019

Apr: 2011/2012

May: 2018/N/A

Jun: 2018/2019

Jul: 2013/2010

Aug: 2017/2016

Sep: 2017/2016

Oct: 2016/2011

Nov: 2010/2015

Dec: 2010/2015

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