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The cold October of 1974


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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    October 1974 was a notably cold month with a CET of 7.8, the coldest since 1919. Winds with a northerly component were frequent during the month and snow fell at times especially across northern hills but snow was reported even in the southeast on the 7th at Stansted Airport. There was a notable strong northerly flow on the 28th with snow drifting across the Highlands in winds gusting up to 80mph.

    The CET mean for the period 27th September-6th November 1974 was 7.65C

    The first half of October 1974 was a half a degree colder than the second half of December 1974 and was colder overall than December 1974, CETwise

    Here's some data from this month

    Plymouth Mean Max: 11.8 (-2. :lol: Mean Min: 6.5 (-2.7)

    Kew Mean Max: 10.8 (-3.4) Mean Min: 5.3 (-2.1)

    Birmingham Mean Max: 10.0 (-3.0) Mean Min: 5.3 (-2.0)

    Glasgow Mean Max: 11.2 (-1.4) Mean Min: 3.1 (-3.2)

    Aberdeen Mean Max: 9.9 (-2.2) Mean Min: 4.5 (-1.1)

    Belfast Mean Max: 10.7 (-1.9) Mean Min: 4.4 (-2.4)

    7th October

    Rrea00119741007.gif

    28th of October

    Rrea00119741028.gif

    Cold October lead to a mild winter? First value is October CET for that year, 2nd value is the following winter CET

    1740 5.3, 2.8

    1817 6.4, 3.2

    1683 6.5, -1.2

    1692 6.5, 3.8

    1896 6.9, 3.8

    1676 7.0, 2.0

    1688 7.1, 2.7

    1880 7.1, 2.3

    1887 7.1, 2.5

    1892 7.1, 2.9

    1895 7.1, 4.4

    1905 7.1, 4.4

    1808 7.2, 3.3

    1842 7.2, 4.4

    1881 7.3, 5.1

    1778 7.4, 5.6

    1919 7.4, 5.6

    1673 7.5, 2.5

    1694 7.5, 0.7

    1701 7.5, 5.1

    1786 7.5, 4.1

    1840 7.5, 1.6

    1885 7.5, 2.4

    1917 7.5, 4.2

    1782 7.6, 3.2

    1703 7.8, 3.5

    1746 7.8, 4.8

    1784 7.8, 1.4

    1852 7.8, 4.5

    1974 7.8, 6.4

    1992 7.8, 4.6

    1762 7.9, 2.6

    1843 7.9, 4.3

    1850 7.9, 5.0

    1888 7.9, 3.7

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    Sounded like a very chilly month :)

    Greeny and a scandi high there...great looking chart :)

    But as you say a mild winter followed... false hopes of seeing a set-up like that in october.

    S9

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