German national weather service data recorded from its 2000 measurement stations scattered across the country. First, in a recent comment, warmist reader Seb claimed that Germany saw a “pretty ‘normal’ February”.
Yet that the mean temperature for the month was -1.7°C (preliminary), which is 2.7°C below the 1981 – 2010 mean. And we expect that number will be revised a tenth or so of a degree colder over the coming weeks.
Seb added in his comment: Looking at the 30-year trend (the time period used to define climate) we see that the trend for February in Germany is clearly downward (I added the latest data point for February to the chart, which was provided by Josef Kowatsch last year): In the chart above, using the data from the DWD German national weather service, we see that the trend for February over the past 31 years in Germany is clearly downward.
Since 1988, the mean February temperature has in fact fallen about 1°C.
That’s quite a surprise when we consider that it’s supposed to be getting warmer. You need to look at the data before expressing such strange things.
Moreover, the data has not even been adjusted to take the urban heat island (UHI) into effect, Kowatsch says. We’ve already been waiting for the warming 31 years, and there’s no need to wait another 5 or 10 years.
The cold trend in February, however, indeed matters because it impacts when spring starts in Central Europe.Data on this as well show that spring has been arriving later over the past 25 years, and not earlier.Now looking at the winter trend (D-J-F), here as well we see there’s been no warming over the past three decades: he Armed Forces have been forced to step in as police and hospitals struggle to cope with freezing weather sweeping across Britain.[…] Nearly every part of the country was hit by snowfall and gales as the Met Office said Thursday was the UK’s coldest spring day on record.” Armed Forces called out, gas running out The online British daily also reports that 10 deaths have resulted in Britain so far as storm Emma took its toll with heavy snow as it collided with the massive blast of frigid Russian air which had swept across the continent earlier in the week.The situation in Great Britain has gotten so bad that the British Armed Forces have been called out and there’s a risk of gas running out.The mixture of low temperatures and high winds is proving to be lethal, also elsewhere across Europe as death toll mounts.Monbiot’s 2005 climate hysteria looking senseless today The brutal winter conditions witnessed this week are in stark contrast to In his February 14, 2005 article, after having sown “11 species of vegetable”, the Guardian journalist appeared to have lost control of his wits, and let the climate hysteria of the time get the best of him.Spiegel journalist ” in Europe – and that was two days ago.That figure is likely to rise considerably in the days ahead.The good news is that the bitter cold is forecast to loosen its grip by the weekend. Spiegel wrote 2 days ago: The number of deaths from cold since Friday [Feb.23] has risen to more than 45 – alone in Poland there were 18 deaths.