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Old 01-14-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Here in Canada the average annual maximum temperature (1900 to 2013) is 41.1°C (106°F). The annual maximum ranges from a low of 37.5°C (99.5°F) in 1993 to a high of 45.0°C (113°F) in 1937.

The vast majority of the time, the hottest spot is in British Columbia, and the most common location for this to occur is Lytton (13 times). the next most common spots are Osoyoos, BC (8 times), St Albans, Manitoba (8 times), and Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan (8 times).

I suspect that the average maximum in the United States is more than 120°F with Death Valley taking the top prize most years.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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51 of the past 100 years have hit 90 F at some point in Britain, so I guess it's around that.

Nine of the past 100 years have seen 35 C, three years have seen 36 C, two have seen 37 C, and 38 C has only been seen once.

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Old 01-14-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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51 of the past 100 years have hit 90 F at some point in Britain, so I guess it's around that.

Nine of the past 100 years have seen 35 C, three years have seen 36 C, two have seen 37 C, and 38 C has only been seen once.

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You are bang on. (does this expression have the same meaning across the pond?) Given that data, the average in Britain from 1900 to 2012 is 32.2°C (90.0°F).

What's the average annual maximum temperature in your country?-britainmax.png
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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You are bang on. (does this expression have the same meaning across the pond?) Given that data, the average in Britain from 1900 to 2012 is 32.2°C (90.0°F).
It certainly does!

How did you work out the mean so quickly, or is that just the median?
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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I never thought that the south downs would have an effect on London's climate, the article noted that London's is sheltered from southerly winds by the south downs.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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It certainly does!

How did you work out the mean so quickly, or is that just the median?
Easy. Simply copy into Excel, and type in cell B1: =if(isblank(a1),"",mid(a1,5,4)*1), copy and past down the column, and then in column C type: =average(b:b)

Here is the updated chart for Britain as well as the one for Canada (the new average is still the same, though it would be higher if I showed the thousandths place)...



What's the average annual maximum temperature in your country?-britainmax.png

What's the average annual maximum temperature in your country?-canadianmax.png
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Years that don't hit 29 C / 84 F in England

As for the USA, about 52 C / 125 F or so, I'd guess. We have Death Valley
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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I never thought that the south downs would have an effect on London's climate, the article noted that London's is sheltered from southerly winds by the south downs.
I think you guys a bit slow over there... you seem to lag behind us



What's the average annual maximum temperature in your country?-canbrit.png
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:06 PM
 
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For sweden (2000-2013)

mean max: 33.0C
mean min: -41.1C

and as bonus, i'll give you the years that have failed to reach 30.0C in sweden since 1950: 1962 (29.0°C), 1965 (29.5°C), 1985 (29.7°C) och 1993 (29.6°C).

temperatures above 35°C has only occured twice during the period 1994-2013, namely in 1994 (35.2°C) and 2010 (35.0°C).
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Heh, you've only had one year which hasn't hit 100 F, whilst we've only had one which has.

A table of your annual minima would make interesting reading (not that it would be at all relevant to the weather where most Canadians live, I realise).

Here are our annual minima (I notice that 1990 never even got below -8.4C! ).

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