2006 Yearly Summary

2006 was a remarkable warm year, the second warmest on record at Durham since 1850, only a negligible 0.02°C cooler than 2004. Every month except March was above average, with the year as a whole 1.4°C above the 1961-1990 mean. The warmest ten years at Durham are now as follows (to two decimal places): Year and average temperature 2004 – 9.96° 2006 – 9.94° 2003 – 9.88° 1949 – 9.83° 2002 – 9.80° 1990 – 9.75° 2005 – 9.71° 1945 – 9.66° 1999 – 9.61° 1989 – 9.58° Given the length of the Durham temperature record, it is remarkable that … [Read more]