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Maidenhead (Berkshire, UK): Recent observations and the latest forecast from the author of these pagesMarch 2014 - some warm days
The figure below shows the daily maximum (green) and minimum (black) temperatures in Maidenhead during 2014 - compared to the highest (red symbol) and lowest (blue symbol) and the daily averages (red dots, blue dots) in the preceding 26 years. Maximum temperatures on the 7th and 8th March were close to the highest on record for early March. On Sunday 9th 20.6C was recorded - probably the highest temperature this early in the year in Maidenhead since 1948. As the wind turned to a more easterly direction on the 10th the daytime temperature dropped noticeably.
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Note that the observations below refer to the period 0900-0900GMT while the forecasts are for 0600-1800GMT maximum and 1800-0600GMT minimum temperatures.
In these two charts the red line shows the mean of several forecasts. The thin blue lines show the range of values predicted by the different NCEP (ensemble) forecasts, while the dark blue lines give an idea of the standard deviation. The rainfall total is the six-hour total ending at the time indicated (the dates along the bottom axis are written at 0000GMT).
The increase in spread of the forecast values in the previous two charts gives an ideas as to when the forecasts become to be unreliable.
Maidenhead's daily and monthly weather reports
Local climatology (updated January 2009)These two sets of data have been compiled using observations made at my home weather station since June 1988. This is a suburban site and is slightly warmer than Hurley because of this. Also, the observations were made at a generally later date than those of Hurley, and the extra warmth is also an indicator of 'global warming'.
The following information has been extracted from the daily weather observations made at Hurley during 1953-1992. This is a rural site.