Met Office Hype New Year’s Day “Record Temperature”

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By Paul Homewood

There is some absurd hype over this:

The UK is having the warmest New Year’s Day on record, with new high temperatures set for the second day in a row, the Met Office says.

St James’s Park in central London saw temperatures of 16.3C (61.3F) on Saturday as 2022 was ushered in.

Warm air from the Azores has been reaching the UK in recent days, bringing unusually mild weather.

The previous New Year’s Day record was set in 1916, when it reached 15.6C (60.1F) in Bude, Cornwall.

Overnight on Friday, it reached 16.5C in Bala, Gwynedd, north Wales, making it the hottest New Year’s Eve on record.

This article even includes an “Analysis” by Roger Harrabin, confidently telling us that we can expect many more extremes as the planet continues to heat.

It does not appear to have occurred to the BBC/Met Office that these are just two days, which have no extra climatic significance just because they are New Year’s Day & Eve.

Certainly these temperatures are not exceptional. The UK records for December and January are 18.7C and 18.3C respectively.

If we look at CET, New Year’s Eve measured 14.0C. Since 1950, there have been thirteen other days which hit 14C or more during December and January., fairly well spread out.

In other words, this is simply the sort of weather that we can expect to get every few years.


January 2, 2022