Dec 012017
 
Weather review - November 2017

November 2017 was cooler than normal. Winds were lighter than average and rainfall was well below normal. The maximum temperature in the month was 14.5°C at 13:29 on the 22nd, 0.4°C below the average monthly maximum for November. The minimum temperature was -0.9°C at 05:05 on the 30th, 1.2°C above the average monthly minimum for the month.. This was the lowest temperature since -1.9°C was recorded on April 25th 2017. The first air frost of the autumn season occurred on the 13th when the temperature fell to -0.6°C. The monthly average temperature was 6.2°C, 0.6°C below the mean. The maximum [Read more]

Nov 012017
 
Weather review - October 2017

October 2017 was the driest October recorded here. Temperatures were well above average, with only October 2011 being warmer. The maximum temperature in the month was 20.1°C recorded at 14:14 on the 13th, 0.8°C above the average monthly maximum for October. This was the third warmest October day ever and the warmest October day since 25.6°C was recorded on October 3rd 2011. The warmest ever October day here was on October 1st 2011 when the temperature reached 27.4°C.The minimum temperature was 1.7°C recorded at 04:19 on the 30th, 0.4°C below the average monthly minimum for October. This was the lowest [Read more]

Oct 012017
 
Weather review - September 2017

September 2017 was the second wettest ever recorded here with rain being recorded on 23 days. Temperatures were below normal and winds were slightly below average. The maximum temperature in the month was 21.2°C recorded at 18:11 on the 4th, 2.6°C below the average monthly maximum. The minimum temperature was 4.8°C recorded at 08:04 on the 19th, 0.5°C below the average minimum for September. This was the lowest temperature since 4.1°C was recorded on May 11th 2017. The average temperature in the month was 12.7°C, 0.7°C below the September mean. The average daily maximum was 16.9°C, 0.8°C below the mean, [Read more]

Sep 032017
 
Weather review - August 2017

August 2017 was cooler and wetter than average. Winds were the lightest ever recorded in an August here. The average temperature in the month was 14.9°C, 0.4°C below the mean. The maximum temperature was 24.6°C at 16:13 on the 28th, with the minimum being 6.9°C at 07:48 on the 31st. This was the lowest temperature here since 6.3°C was recorded on May 21st 2017. The average daily high temperature was 19.4°C, 0.4°C below the mean. The average daily low temperature was 10.6°C, 0.8°C below the mean. The warmest day was the 28th with an average temperature of 18.6°C. The coldest [Read more]

Aug 012017
 
Weather review - July 2017

July 2017 became only the second month this year to record below average temperatures after January. Rainfall was lower than average and winds were lighter than normal. The average temperature in the month was 16.0°C, 0.2°C below the norm for July. The highest temperature was 27.3°C at 18:35 on the 6th, with the lowest being 8.8°C at 06:12 on the 17th. The average daily high temperature in the month was 20.8°C, and the average daily low was 11.7°C, both slightly below normal. The warmest day was the 6th with an average temperature of 19.9°C. The coldest day was the 11th [Read more]

Jul 012017
 
Weather review - June 2017

June 2017 continued the run of above average temperatures and was the warmest June so far recorded here. Winds were slightly stronger than average and rainfall totals were lower than the norm. The highest temperature in the month was 29.5°C recorded at 16:19 on the 19th, the highest temperature ever recorded in June here. This was also the highest temperature of 2017 so far and the highest since 30.1°C was recorded on July 19th 2016. The temperature exceeded 25°C on four occasions during the month, the first time this has happened since July 2014. The lowest temperature in the month [Read more]

Jun 022017
 
Weather review - May 2017

May 2017 was warmer than the average, with rainfall totals below normal. Winds were lighter than average. So far this year, only January has recorded average temperatures below normal. The highest temperature in the month was 25.2°C recorded at 15:39 on the 25th. This was the highest temperature since 25.7°C was recorded on September 14th 2016. The lowest temperature in the month was 2.1°C recorded at 06:32 on the 10th. The average for the month was 12.6°C, 1.3°C above the mean. The average daily high temperature was 17.0°C, 1.5°C above the mean, with the average daily low temperature being 8.6°C, [Read more]

May 022017
 
Weather review - April 2017

April 2017 was the driest month ever recorded here with only six millimetres of rainfall. Winds were the lightest ever in April and temperatures were equal to the average. The highest temperature in the month was 21.4°C recorded at 14:43 on the 9th, the highest temperature since 24.8°C was recorded on September 15th 2016. At 05:35 on the 25th, the temperature fell to -1.9°C, equalling the lowest April temperature ever here set on April 2nd 2013. The average temperature in the month was 8.5°C, exactly the same as the April mean. The average daily high temperature was 12.9°C, also the [Read more]

Apr 022017
 
Weather review - March 2017

March 2017 was the warmest March ever recorded here. Temperatures were 2.0°C above the average. Rainfall was above average and no snow or frost was recorded. This was the first March that the minimum temperature was above freezing. Winds were stronger than average. The highest temperature in the month was 18.3°C at 17:24 on the 30th, the highest temperature since 20.3°C was recorded on September 28th 2016. The lowest temperature was 0.5°C at 02:12 on the 2nd. This is the highest minimum March temperature ever recorded, beating the previous high of -0.3°C set in 2012. The average temperature in the [Read more]

Mar 042017
 
Mandarin brings some colour to the pond

Eighteen months after the last new bird visitor to the grounds of Bracken House, a mandarin made an appearance on the large pond bringing some much-needed colour. The bird, a male, was the 44th different bird species noted since recording started in February 2010. The mandarin arrived during the afternoon and seemed to enjoy swimming around with the pair of mallards who visit the pond almost every day. The resident moorhens weren’t too impressed with the new arrival and kept their distance. Mandarins were introduced to the UK from China and have become established following escapes from captivity. The main [Read more]

Mar 032017
 
Weather review - February 2017

February 2017 was 2.5°C warmer than average, with a maximum temperature of 14.6°C. Rainfall was slightly below average and only 3.5 mm of snow was noted. Winds were average, even though an all-time record wind gust of 50 mph was recorded. The maximum temperature in the month was 14.6°C recorded at 13:46 on the 20th. This was the second highest February temperature, only beaten by the 15.6°C recorded on February 23rd 2012. The minimum temperature was -1.6°C recorded at 10:25 on the 6th, with the monthly average being 5.6°C, 1.4°C above the mean. This was the second highest February monthly average, beaten [Read more]

Feb 032017
 
Weather review - January 2017

The first month of 2017 was drier and slightly cooler than average. Winds were much lighter than normal. The highest temperature in the month was 10.6°C recorded at 05:54 on the 11th, with the coldest temperature being -3.9°C recorded at 03:01 on the 27th, the lowest temperature since -5.4°C was recorded on January 17th 2013. On the 26th, the temperature reached a maximum of 0.9°C at 01:01 before falling below freezing at 02:50. The temperature remained below freezing for the rest of the day, reaching a minimum of -2.9°C at 23:58. The average temperature in the month was 3.6°C. The minimum [Read more]

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