It’s been a mild start to the year here in England. In fact, according to the CET, it’s been the 14th warmest January since the start of records in 1659.
No doubt fingers will be pointed at global warming, but as the above chart shows, we have simply had mild weather of the commonly seen before. The difference is that it lasted virtually all month.
Moreover, we have had warmer Januaries way back in the past. The warmest was in 1916, followed by 1921, 1796 and 1834.
Meanwhile, UK rainfall has been pretty much average:
I suppose you could say, the more things change, the more they stay the same!
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