OUR CHANGING CLIMATE, PAST AND PRESENT *

OUR CHANGING CLIMATE, PAST AND PRESENT * TABLE Climatic figures for London I. Temperatures "C (generally Kew ; Greenwich values identified by brackets) JANUARY JULY 1841-70 1871-19001901-30 1950s 1841-70 1871-1900 1901-30 1950s Average daily maximum (6-2) 6.0 7.4 6-5 (23.4) 21-7 m.4* 21.4 Average daily minimum (1.5) 1.2 1.8 2.1t (11.7) 12.3 12.5 13-3 * Average daily maximum 1921-50 in July was ~ 2 . 7 ~ t The continued rise of the January minimum temperatures right up t o the 1950s. when the maxima have fallen, may be tentatively attributed t o ' city effect '-the increased size and warmth of the town area Rainfall (Kew) mm JULY (Averages by decades) 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s ~goo-og1910-19 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950-58 44 61 62 60 49 67 72 49 54 64 38 1886-95 78 39 1875-84 72 1953-58 76 Ice at the Coast of Iceland Average number of weeks/year (By decades) 1780s 1790s 1800-09 1810-19 1820s 1830s 12.7 8-4 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.4 1840s 1896-1905 1861-70 TABLE . 2 1850s 7.2 1860s 12.9 1870s 7-7 1880s 12.3 1890s 6.9 1930s 1940s 1947-56 5'5 "5 1'4 (1.7) (3.7) Figures 1780s-1930sfrom Koch (1945). 1940s and since estimated from data published in Iceland Year Books Delivered as an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Weather Wiley

OUR CHANGING CLIMATE, PAST AND PRESENT *

Weather, Volume 14 (10) – Oct 1, 1959

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1959 Royal Meteorological Society
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1477-8696
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10.1002/j.1477-8696.1959.tb00533.x
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TABLE Climatic figures for London I. Temperatures "C (generally Kew ; Greenwich values identified by brackets) JANUARY JULY 1841-70 1871-19001901-30 1950s 1841-70 1871-1900 1901-30 1950s Average daily maximum (6-2) 6.0 7.4 6-5 (23.4) 21-7 m.4* 21.4 Average daily minimum (1.5) 1.2 1.8 2.1t (11.7) 12.3 12.5 13-3 * Average daily maximum 1921-50 in July was ~ 2 . 7 ~ t The continued rise of the January minimum temperatures right up t o the 1950s. when the maxima have fallen, may be tentatively attributed t o ' city effect '-the increased size and warmth of the town area Rainfall (Kew) mm JULY (Averages by decades) 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s ~goo-og1910-19 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950-58 44 61 62 60 49 67 72 49 54 64 38 1886-95 78 39 1875-84 72 1953-58 76 Ice at the Coast of Iceland Average number of weeks/year (By decades) 1780s 1790s 1800-09 1810-19 1820s 1830s 12.7 8-4 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.4 1840s 1896-1905 1861-70 TABLE . 2 1850s 7.2 1860s 12.9 1870s 7-7 1880s 12.3 1890s 6.9 1930s 1940s 1947-56 5'5 "5 1'4 (1.7) (3.7) Figures 1780s-1930sfrom Koch (1945). 1940s and since estimated from data published in Iceland Year Books Delivered as an

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