Our sometimes contributor Michele has posted an article on his Italian language blog.
Watching solar: The long descent of solar cycle SC24 has started!
(hopefully Google Translate will kick in automatically (see top of page), or use Bing translation)
Do I (Tim) agree with Michele, yes, will be about now.
We have the most uncertain solar situation in living memory.
Afraid I’ve been preoccupied with other things not watching what the sun is doing, don’t see a lot of it here. House heating is on, I’m wearing a jacket, bedspread layer has gone back on, where was summer? Nights are drawing in, weekly supermarket shop, dark when we returned.
Earlier I pressed the button on computing new results from the Met Office areal data which appeared on their servers this afternoon. as expected nothing unusual. 7th wettest August in this area since 1910, so?
Mean temperatures in all regions are close t0 z-score of zero, so? This actually is a so? I do not compensate to a mean climatology which means this is the mean for all of 1910 to date. Many people are complaining of chilly, at the large supermarket I happened to bump into a stranger older than I where we are on pass time of day terms. She remarked she has already put on extra clothes.
This fits with the descent from a temperature hump I’ve shown many times, we drop back to older temperatures. On this blog we tend to hold the opinion the sun is driving this not that we know, is an opinion if probably better informed that ‘im on the omnibus in Clapham.
I wish this was not so, it would be wonderful if England was not so darn chilly.
What is happening with the harvest this year? Have a look.
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