The Summer of 1826

The diary and farm accounts of William Fisher, a Low Furness (Cumbria) yeoman farmer, 1811-1859;

The average temperature was 17C (June 17.2, July 17.3, August 16.7);

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Whilst the precision may be called into doubt (certainly adjusted down ūüėČ ) the harvest that year attests to how hot the summer of 1826 was;

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NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/data/download.html

It is widely known that the summer of 1976 was by far the warmest in the Central England Temperature series.

What is much less known is that the next hottest was in 1826.

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/ssn_HadCET_mean_sort.txt

Curiously however, in 1982, when he wrote Climate, History and the Modern World, HH Lamb stated that 1826 was actually warmer than 1976.

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HH Lamb: Climate, History and the Modern World ‚Äď p251

Funny how the past always seems to get cooler!

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