By Paul Homewood
The provisional CET numbers are now out for last year, with an annual mean temperature of 10.34C, almost exactly the same as 2015.
A look at the trend line suggests that temperatures have effectively flatlined for at least twenty years now.
A closer look at the period since 1980 seems to confirm this.
The Met Office graph clearly shows a step up in temperatures in the late 1980s. But since then very little has changed.
Sure, we a record high in 2014, but this was just a combination of weather events, just as in the cold year of 2010.
With a step up to a new plateau, and given the natural ups and downs, statistically we are inevitable going to see new highs from time to time.
A good way to look at it is to compare annual temperatures with the average since 1990:
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