What do three CET reference weather stations used by the Met Office have in common?

Guest essay by Tom Barr Central England Temperature stations, long considered a benchmark, have been affected by land use change and urbanisation The answer is blindingly obvious, from above: they are all subject to considerable modern local urbanisation immediately to the North, including heated greenhouses designed to replicate a Mediterranean climate. The Met Office relies…

2016 edges 1998 as warmest year in satellite record – by 0.02°C

Global Temperature Report: December 2016 Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.12 C per decade December temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: +0.24 C (about 0.43 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for December. Northern Hemisphere: +0.19 C (about 0.34 degrees Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for December. Southern Hemisphere: +0.30 C (about 0.54 degrees Fahrenheit) above…

December 2016 Projected Temperature Anomalies from NCEP/NCAR Data

Guest Post By Walter Dnes In continuation of my Temperature Anomaly projections, the following are my December projections, as well as last month’s projections for November, to see how well they fared. Data Set Projected Actual Delta HadCRUT4 2016/11 +0.786 (incomplete data) +0.524 -0.262 HadCRUT4 2016/12 +0.648 GISS 2016/11 +0.95 +0.95 +0.00 GISS 2016/12 +0.83…