UK Sunshine and Temperature Anomalies 2018

In general, more sunshine in winter made it colder and more sunshine in summer made it warmer.

2018 is the 2nd highest sunshine hours with 1580.7 hours. Only 6.1 hours below 2003.

2018 Sunshine 1981 - 2010 anomaly

2018 Mean temperature 1981 - 2010 anomaly

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Saskatchewan Bright Sunshine Hours November 2018

Canada has essentially quit recording bright sunshine hours. What a tragedy.

Environment Canada And Climate Change (I can’t believe they changed the name to that!) has dropped the ball. One exception is the Saskatchewan Research Council. They collect sunshine data at two locations.

This is the November data for Saskatoon.

November 2018 had 54.7 hours of Bright Sunshine.

20.7% of the 1981-2010 normal of 97 hours of bright sunshine.

 

 

Saskatchewan Bright Sunshine Hours October 2018

Canada has essentially quit recording bright sunshine hours. What a tragedy.

Environment Canada And Climate Change (I can’t believe they changed the name to that!) has dropped the ball.

One exception is the Saskatchewan Research Council. They collect sunshine data at two locations.

This is the October data for Saskatoon.

The normal is 156.1 hours of bright sunshine.

October 2018 had 207.0 hours.

10 Hours of Sun in Germany for December 2017

At NoTricksZone the insanity of Germany’s “plan” for saving the worlds from cheap electrcity is on display.

80GW of demand (the reddish line)

40 GW of installed solar producing almost nothing (the yellow)/

10 hours of sunshine in Germany for the whole month of December.

 

 

As Jo Nova says:

“Imagine what kind of havoc this kind of energy flux can do. Not one piece of baseload capital equipment can be retired, despite the fact that half of it is randomly unprofitable depending on cloud cover. Solar PV eats away the low cost competitive advantage. Capital sits there unused, spinning on standby, while wages, interest, and other costs keep accruing. So hapless baseload suppliers charge more for the hours that they do run, making electricity more expensive.

They just need batteries with three months supply.”