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The UK Suffers its Coldest May Bank Holiday Monday on Record with a low of -5.9C (21F) + Spotless Sun: Day 2 (explainer)

The growing season is shortening: spring is springing later and later each year as the Grand Solar Minimum continues its intensification.

After suffering its coldest April since 1922, record low temperatures have continued to blast many parts of the UK: a record -5.9C (21F) was logged at Kinbrace in the Highlands in Scotland–the coldest May Bank Holiday temperature ever recorded in long-standing weather books.

Temperatures at this time of year should range between 13C and 16C, according to the UK Met Office, who recently called extreme low temperatures “a thing of the past.” Even more laughably, the agency recently announced that Britain won’t receive snow by 2040-2060 — yet here we are: May of 2021, and there are hard ground frosts and heavy snowfall forecast for at least the first half of the month:

GFS Total Snowfall May 4 to May 14 [tropicaltidbits.com].


Spotless Sun: Day 2

Our star remains “blank” today, May 4 (my birthday btw)–devoid of any sunspots for the second day in a row.

NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft is, however, monitoring an active region on the farside of the Sun:

Farside sunspot [NASA’s STEREO-A].


The probable sunspot will turn to face Earth later this week, ending the string of spotless days. 

A coronal mass ejections (CME) emerged from the spot on May 2 and 3 (gif embedded below), indicating that the region “really is active,” writes Dr. Tony Phillips over at spaceweather.com.

Farside CME.


NASA has linked periods of low solar activity with spells of global cooling here.

The Dalton Minimum (1790 to 1830) delivered a period of lower-than-average global temperatures. This 40-year temperature decline also matches perfectly with the observed dip in solar activity (see the Sunspot chart below).


The Oberlach Station in Germany, for example, experienced a 2C decline over 20 years at the beginning of the 1800s, which devastated the country’s food production.  While “The Year Without a Summer” also occurred during the Dalton Minimum (in 1816), as did crop failures across Eurasia and the Americas, which led to food riots, famine, and ultimately the deaths of millions upon millions of people there, too.

Temperature plunges of the more-distant past also match spells of low solar output.

Preceding the Dalton were the much deeper Maunder and Spörer Minimums.

Taking the Maunder Minimum 1645 to 1715 (as we have far more data for it than the Spörer), we see that its 70-or-so year spell of global cold, crop loss and famine also correlates neatly with a sharp decline in solar output.

During the Maunder, the Sun was all-but devoid of sunspots for not just years, but for decades at a time:

Maunder Minimum low solar activity (1645 – 1715), with NASA’s forecast for SC25 tagged on the end.


The Grand Solar Minimum cycle appears to be returning, and, as expected, it’s bringing the cold back with it.

Sunspots have become few-and-far between in recent years, and while it’s really still anyone’s guess what next few years will bring, the majority of forecasts put this next solar cycle (25) on par with historically weak one just gone (24), with the cycle after that (26) all-but nonexistent — this continued decline in solar output will continue to have a stark cooling effect on global average temperatures:


The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.


Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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5 Thoughts to “The UK Suffers its Coldest May Bank Holiday Monday on Record with a low of -5.9C (21F) + Spotless Sun: Day 2 (explainer)”

  1. Gerry, England

    Happy Birthday.

    To be strictly fair, the May Day bank holiday in the UK (except Scotland) was introduced in 1978 but then since we are told it will only get warmer it does seem odd that it is so cold. And very windy too. We normally have a shire horse show over the weekend and it would have been tough if not impossible in the wind. The last show in 2019 was not warm either after an utter scorcher in 2018, but that’s weather for you.

    My mirabelle plum blossoms earlier than the other existing plum trees and is not looking too good for fruit this year. The warm March brought things on only to then be hit but the cold and frosts of April. There looks to be a lot of blossom stalks around the other plums now.

  2. Martin

    Happy birthday,thanks for the interesting information you provide.

    1. Cap Allon

      Thank you Martin.

  3. James Walter

    THIS is the climate emergency! Not warming. The world needs more coal and natural gas plants, and the increased CO2 is helping!!

  4. Andrew

    Watching continual hail showers pass over here in West of Scotland, just the other day the hills over Loch Lomond area are white again, not just a dusting either.

    It’s May, feels more like January or something! Wonder what the great deception liars will be saying to “cover” this weather? No doubt spring showers or a little blip while we wait for globull warming to continue unabated.

    They’ll just keep peddling the lie until it becomes impossible to lie anymore, mind you they’ve got the story all tied up, anything is global warming, even cooling!

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