Sep 012018
 
Weather review - August 2018

August 2018 was warmer than average (16.4°C versus an average of 15.4), drier than average (49.20 mm versus an average total of 50.00) and calmer than average (a wind run of 2258 miles versus an average of 2273). Temperatures in August 2018 topped 20°C on 17 days. It wasn’t until the last week or so that the summer-long heatwave started to relent. The maximum temperature in the month was 27.7°C, recorded at 17:06 on the 5th. The minimum temperature was 6.9°C recorded at 06:28 on the 30th, with the monthly average being 16.4°C, beating the previous August record set in [Read more]

Aug 012018
 
Weather review - July 2018

July was warmer than average (18.9°C versus an average of 16.5), drier than average (24.40 mm versus an average total of 47.33) and calmer than average (a wind run of 1700 miles versus an average of 2085). July 2018 was a very warm month with temperatures topping 20°C on all but the 29th, when the maximum only reached 19.5°C, ending a run of 35 consecutive days of above 20°C maximum temperatures, easily a record for here. The maximum temperature in the month was 31.0°C recorded at 17:35 on the 26th. This was only the fourth time that a temperature in [Read more]

Jul 022018
 
Weather review - June 2018

June was warmer than average (15.7°C versus an average of 14.2°C), drier than average (13.40 mm versus an average total of 57.43mm) and calmer than average (a wind run of 1827 miles versus an average of 2242 miles). The maximum temperature in the month was 27.8°C at 17:32 on the 25th, the highest since 29.5°C was recorded on June 19th 2017. The minimum temperature was 7.0°C recorded at 03:08 on the 6th. The average temperature in the month was 15.7°C, the highest ever June average, beating the 15.6°C set in 2017. The mean temperature for June is now 14.3°C. The [Read more]

Jun 012018
 
Weather review - May 2018

May was warmer than average (13.3°C versus an average of 11.5°C), with rainfall equal to the average (43.80 mm) and winds calmer than average (a wind run of 1898 miles versus an average of 2825 miles). The maximum temperature in the month was 25.4°C at 16:17 on the 7th, the highest temperature since 27.3°C was recorded on July 6th 2017. It was also the highest May temperature since 25.7°C was recorded on May 24th 2012. The minimum temperature was 1.3°C at 02:25 on the 1st. The average temperature in the month was 13.3°C, the highest May average and 1.8°C above [Read more]

May 012018
 
Weather review - April 2018

April 2018 was warmer and wetter than normal. This was the third warmest April recorded here and the second wettest. Winds were about average. At 18:36 on the 19th, the maximum temperature reached 24.8°C, the highest temperature since 25.0°C was recorded on July 17th 2017. This was the warmest April day ever recorded here, beating the previous highest of 24.4°C recorded on April 23rd 2011. The minimum temperature in the month was 0.4°C recorded at 07:00 on the 2nd. The average temperature for the month was 9.1°C, 0.6°C above the monthly mean. The average daily maximum temperature was 12.5°C, with [Read more]

Apr 022018
 
Weather review - March 2018

March 2018 was the wettest ever March here. It was also the wettest month since January 2014. Temperatures were well below the average for the month. Snowfall was the highest since 2013. The maximum temperature in the month was 12.3°C recorded at 15:00 on the 10th, 3.0°C below the average monthly maximum for March. The minimum temperature was -6.1°C recorded at 00:56 on the 1st, the lowest temperature recorded here in March. Also on the 1st, the maximum temperature of -2.1°C recorded at 23:00 was the lowest ever maximum temperature recorded in March. The daily average temperature on the 1st [Read more]

Mar 022018
 
Weather review - February 2018

February 2018 was much colder than average, with only February 2010 being colder. Rainfall was lower than average, but snowfall was higher. Winds were lighter than average. The maximum temperature in the month was 10.0°C at 13:48 on the 19th. Only 2010, with a maximum of 8.4°C has seen a lower monthly maximum. The February average maximum is 11.9°C. The minimum temperature in the month of -6.3°C at 02:09 on the 28th, was the lowest since -7.2°C was recorded on February 11th 2012, the second lowest February monthly minimum recorded here. The February average minimum is -3.3°C. The average temperature [Read more]

Feb 022018
 
Weather review - January 2018

The first month of 2018 was warmer and wetter than average, with higher than normal winds. After two months of below average temperatures, the New Year started off well. After three drier than average months, the trend was reversed with a much wetter start to 2018. The warmest temperature of January was 13.1°C recorded at 14:03 on the 28th, with the coldest being -2.1°C recorded at 08:00 on the 8th. The average temperature for the month was 4.4°C, 0.6°C above the mean. The average daily maximum temperature was 7.0°C, 0.7°C above the mean, while the average daily minimum was 2.0°C, [Read more]

Jan 032018
 
Weather review - December 2017

December 2017 was a ‘below average’ month. Temperatures, rainfall and wind were all slightly below normal. The maximum temperature in the month was 11.7°C recorded at 07:19 on the 7th, 0.7°C below the average December maximum. This was the second lowest December maximum temperature, beaten only by the 8.0°C recorded in 2010. The minimum temperature was -4.1°C recorded at 09:46 on the 12th, 0.5°C below the average December minimum. This was the lowest temperature of 2017 and the lowest recorded here since -5.4°C was recorded on January 17th 2013. On the 10th, the maximum temperature only reached 0.5°C. This was [Read more]

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]

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