Central England temperature record 1659-2022 + Climate Change projections
Temperature graph

Central England temperature record 1659-2022. Please see Central England Temperature and Climate Change Projections for more information.

  • The grey line shows the average annual temperature, for the Central England Area, from 1659 to 2022.
  • The green, dashed-line is the trend of 30-year long-term averages (LTA)
  • The dashed-lines (with arrows) show LTA periods: 1871-1900, 1961-90, 1981-2020, 2020-2049 and 2050-2079
  • The plume of rising temperatures – shaded from blue to red – show the range of model 30-year LTA results from the UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18).
  • Notice that the blue dashed-line is the 50-percentile average, assuming we limit Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to meet the original 2°C Paris Climate Agreement target (RCP2.6).
  • The red dashed-line is high emissions future average (RCP8.5), which could result as a combination of: high global economic growth or high population growth, with limited efforts to Mitigate fossil fuel emissions.