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Spring is third warmest on record according to Met Office

By CMChloe  |  Posted: June 01, 2014

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Spring is third warmest on record according to Met Office

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It’s official- this Spring has been one of the warmest since records began.

Statistics released by the Met Office show that it is the third warmest Spring since 1910 with an average temperature of nearly 9°C recorded between March and May.

The Met Office said the figures are based on temperatures up until May 28 and assumes average conditions to the end of the month.

It was beaten only by 2007 with 9.05°C and 2011 with 9.15°C.

The trend continues a six-month run of above average temperatures throughout the UK, with all months from December through to April at least 1°C warmer than the long term average.

In the past month Cornwall has seen a mix of warm sunshine and torrential rain.

The Exeter-based meteorologists said despite the rise in temperature the overall statistics for May show it has been duller and wetter, with sunshine down compared with the average for this time of year.

Overall rainfall for Spring is 7% higher than average.

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  • Truro_England  |  June 02 2014, 7:48AM

    The public don't know or forget, the MET of is a civil service which get a bottomless injection of our money every year. It's used as a left wing propaganda spin machine, it makes lies about man made global warming to scare us and for the government to hide taxes and to control us. I never use the MET office as a source for a weather forecast, it's funny how a another left wing gravy train the BBC loves the MET OFFICE!

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  • DipStick  |  June 01 2014, 6:39PM

    I must admit that when I saw the article I immediately thought 'yep, 2011 did feel about 0.1 deg. C warmer than 2007' ...... :-) If anyone knows how to calculate an average and then tries to extrapolate that to an "average" temperature for a whole country, let alone the world, will know that it's not quite that simple. For example, how do you define the "average"? To work it out, how many times per day/hour/minute do you record temperatures? What area do you cover with that temperature (everyone knows that the temperature at the top of even a small hill is a lot lower than the bottom for example)? Just basic primary school maths leads you to the conclusion that an "average" temperature is a load of BS. DS

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  • TheodoreV  |  June 01 2014, 12:00PM

    Nine degrees Centigrade or 48.2 degrees Fahrenheit is hardly "HOT" is it? So don't you think your headline "Spring is third hottest on record according to Met Office" is a tad misleading and sensationalist? And why not the headline "Spring is duller and wetter according to Met Office" which was equally, if not more, truthful? I suppose a sub-editor thought that would not have quite the same ring to it, nor pander to the current trendy theme of "Global Warming" in which every statistic that supports it is "bigged-up" and every contrary ignored. Or was the headline a direct lift from the "Met" Office? The words "hot" and "warm" are not to be confused, even for what you consider a useful end. It only undermines the science and whi*** of propaganda, which I am sure a paper such as the Cornishman, on which we all rely for accuracy and impartiality, would never indulge.

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