Garden Furniture sales during Summer 2015
As we enter September it is fair to say this hasn’t exactly been a record breaking British summer. As you can imagine a company specialising in garden furniture really does hope for some excellent sunny spells. Things did look very promising earlier this year and we had an almost record breaking level of Spring sales.
Still, the promised warm, sunny summer never really seemed to happen this year. Yes we had some really lovely sunny weekends, and as we packaged and sent the orders on the Monday after we could tell people were gearing up to spending more time enjoying the sun in their gardens.
Yet we can’t complain here at GreenFern, we have seen steady sales and most importantly received some great feedback from customers on the quality of our products, such as our excellent bistro dining sets or our larger outdoor dining options.
So the question now is
What’s in stall for the UK weather in Autumn & Winter 2015?
This could be a telling factor for how our year ends here at GreenFern and whether garden furniture sales take a break until Spring 2016 or plough on for the rest of 2015.
What affect will a strong El Niño have on the UK weather this Autumn?
We are now looking forward to what Autumn may bring in terms of weather and extending the period you can enjoy your garden this year. Something you will probably start to hear more on is the El Niño weather phenomena which looks like being a lot stronger than normal this year. El Niño is basically judged by how much a region of tropical East Pacific Ocean heats up in terms of surface water temperature.
As a result of this increased warming in the Pacific there has already been a higher number of hurricanes (East Pacific) and typhoons (West Pacific) this season – you can read more detail about this on the very helpful met office blog page here.
So back to the question of what effect will the El Niño have on our Autumn and Winter – sadly there is no definitive answer to this! Previously a strong El Niño has led both to a colder snowier winter as well as a milder drier period! What we do know is El Niño does affect Atlantic weather patterns due to the change in the high level winds – this makes the creation of Atlantic hurricanes less likely, although a rather famous hurricane Andrew did occur during a particularly strong El Niño!
Currently it looks like we may have a high pressure forming to the West of the UK. This could lead to some very dry, sunny September days and hopefully a much better September for us in terms of garden tables and chairs – even if it is a bit too optimistic to expect sun lounger sales to remain strong…
One thing is for sure, if we do have an extremely cold and snowy winter you will be thankful for our superior quality garden products that can with stand the elements a lot better than cheaper alternatives!View our current Special Offers