Declining Heat In France

The graph below plots the average daily maximum temperature at all French GHCN stations in the northern hemisphere, for every summer day since 1895. The hottest day was July 28, 1947, which averaged 98F (37C.)

This year’s heatwave (so far) was nowhere near as hot as 2003, other than at a few stations along a narrow ten mile stretch in the south of France. We will have to see how the rest of the summer turns out.

I have been working on some new tools, which give me the ability to do some new types of analysis like this very quickly.

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12 Responses to Declining Heat In France

  1. RW says:

    Looks like a couple of cyclical trends to me. One subtle cycle down then up. And then about 5 cycles. Is that a big peak in the late 40’s? Would be interesting to see AMO and Sun activity plots against those cyclical trends.

    Also, was wondering if you’ve ever checked out Europe for the crazy heat of the 30’s which you show very clearly for the contiguous u.s.

    • RW says:

      And i would add that if we do not see any 30s mega heat for europe, this might be explained by moderating effects of the atlantic ocean/gulf stream. Still worth a look.

  2. KevinPaul says:

    Speaking of tools, never ever relinquish your 2nd amendment right to own arms.
    The confiscation of outlawed semi-autos has started in New Zealand.
    If we ever were invaded, or our government turned renegade, the peoples’ resistance would be rendered absolutely futile.

  3. Martin says:

    Great stuff. Europe needs this information. The perverse vegan and vegetarian global warming climate alarmists have taken over the governments here. Actually almost nobody believes or cares for the climate yet we have to pay big for a non existent problem. The benefits are not there and the result is not measurable.

    • Robertv says:

      You wonder why nearly all parties over europe left or right are on the climate bandwagon and make elections a weapon We The People no longer can use.
      I can think of 3 main reasons. Fear, Money, Stupidity, because we know they are just replaceable puppets in the hands of the money changers in the temple.

  4. Robertv says:

    But what are these stations measuring. Highways, airfields, cities ?

  5. richard says:


  6. Gator says:

    News Yahoo’s are parroting the “hottest yee-uh evuh” memes again…

    Some of the precious reporting includes…

    Warming climes have doubled the amount of land burned by wildfires in the U.S. over the last 30 years…

    … and…

    The last 12 months have been the wettest 12 months in U.S. history…

    Grab your fired extinguishers and head to the Great White North, because…

    The Arctic is on fire

    Likely due to…

    Ocean temperatures are going up, and up, and up

    Which also means…

    Heat waves are increasing in duration and frequency, while smashing records

    So of course all this leads grantologists and uber-leftists to say…

    2019 will almost certainly end up being one of the hottest years on record.

  7. EdB says:

    I can see a nice book in this approach. There is a demand for an easy to access visual like this, for each county, for each state, for each climate zone, etc. Add in fires, extreme temperatures, length of growing season..

    Electronically delivered, it could price out at a reasonable cost and sell by the millions.

    What a $$$ future you have ahead!

  8. Petit_Barde says:

    Thank you for this excellent post Tony.

  9. TheThumbPuppy says:

    Thank you for this article Tony.
    I’ve been trying to find temperature data in Europe (specifically Belgium) from the beginning of the 20th century, as you do with the US, but it seems like I’m hitting a brick wall every time.
    Do you have any advice by any chance on how to find data sources for Belgium, or the Netherlands?
    Keep up the good work!

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