Rubbish British Weather and Arctic Sea Ice

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Just in case you thought the UK was being singled out for rubbish weather, it’s now official. Our Spring was the coldest for 50 years, with large areas of England and Wales experiencing mean temperatures over 2C below the 1981-2010 average.

Figures from NASA indicate globally temperatures were +0.56C above a 1950-1980 average, while the northern hemisphere as a whole was +0.71C above that  baseline.

Even the Met Office is convening a workshop this week to try to get to the bottom of the rubbish weather of the last few years.

Every summer since the last dry one in 2006 has been wetter than average, with particularly appalling ones in 2007 and 2012. We had the coldest December for a hundred years in 2010, followed by the wettest year for a 100 years in 2012.

Fingers are starting to point at the influence of declining summer/autumn Arctic sea ice on…

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