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June 2020 was warmer than average (14.57°C versus an average of 14.30), wetter than average (77.60 mm versus an average total of 57.72) and windier than average (a wind run of 2431 miles versus an average of 2200).

The maximum temperature in the month was 28.8°C, recorded at 16:08 on the 24th, the highest temperature since 30.0°C was recorded on August 25th 2019. The minimum in the month was 5.9°C, recorded at 04:50 on the 9th. The month average temperature was 14.6°C. The average daily high temperature was 19.4°C, with the average daily low being 10.4°C. The warmest day was the 24th with an average temperature of 22.7°C, while the coolest day was the 5th, with an average temperature of 9.6°C.

The average wind chill in the month was 14.3°C and the average dew point was 11.0°C. The high dew point was 21.7°C recorded at 15:32 on the 26th. There were 183.8 hours of sunshine, well below the June average of 206.8 hours. The sunniest day was the 25th with 11.9 hours.

Rainfall in the month totalled 77.6 millimetres, well above the June average of 59.2 millimetres. Rainfall was recorded on 20 days, with no snow. The wettest day was the 17th with 14.4 millimetres. The highest rain rate was 268.0 millimetres per hour, an all-time high, during a storm at 17:48 on the 17th. The record should be taken with some uncertainty as it is very high for the area.

The highest barometric pressure of 1024.9 millibars was at 00:03 on the 1st. The lowest pressure was 991.2 millibars recorded at 08:08 on the 6th. The average pressure in the month was 1010.9 millibars. The highest humidity was 98% and the monthly average humidity was 81%. The lowest humidity was 27% at 18:03 on the 2nd, equalling the low for June.

Wind speeds were higher than average, with the highest wind gust speed of 28 mph being recorded at 15:58 on the 28th. The maximum wind speed was 15 mph at 14:14 on the 28th. The wind run was 2430.9 miles, 20.7 miles above the June average. The average gust speed in the month was 5.5 mph, and the average wind speed was 3.4 mph. The predominant direction was south south easterly (151°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:21 on the 20th was 1150 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 174 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 6.1, recorded on the 22nd at 12:53.

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