Aug 012020

July 2020 was cooler than average (15.09°C versus an average of 16.49), drier than average (41.80 mm versus an average total of 48.58) and windier than average (a wind run of 2527 miles versus an average of 2034).

The maximum temperature in the month, recorded at 17:24 on the 31st, was 33.7°C, the second highest temperature ever recorded at Bracken House, beaten only by the 34.1°C recorded on 15th July 2019. The minimum temperature in the month was 6.0°C recorded at 05:29 on the 12th. The average in the month was 15.1°C. The average daily high temperature was 19.2°C, with the average daily low being 11.3°C. The warmest day was the 31st with an average temperature of 23.6°C. The coldest day was the 7th with an average temperature of 12.2°C.

The average wind chill in the month was 15.1°C and the average dew point was 11.8°C. The high dew point was 20.2°C recorded at 18:23 on the 31st. There were 195.1 hours of sunshine, well below the July average of 219.7 hours. The sunniest day was the 12th with 10.6 hours.

Rainfall in the month totalled 41.8 millimetres, below the July average of 49.5 millimetres. Rainfall was recorded on 18 days, with no snow. The wettest day was the 7th with 7.8 millimetres. The highest rain rate was 49.6 millimetres per hour,.

The highest barometric pressure of 1028.2 millibars was at 08:28 on the 12th. The lowest pressure was 996.9 millibars recorded at 15:45 on the 27th. The average pressure in the month was 1013.9 millibars. The highest humidity was 96% and the monthly average humidity was 82%. The lowest humidity was 34% at 15:44 on the 31st,.

Wind speeds were above average, with the highest wind gust speed of 27 mph being recorded at 17:05 on the 5th. The maximum wind speed was 16 mph at 17:42 on the 5th. The wind run was 2526.9 miles, 223 miles above the July average. The average gust speed in the month was 5.4 mph, and the average wind speed was 3.5 mph. The predominant direction was west south westerly (253°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 12:34 on the 11th was 1252 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 169 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 6.8, the highest since 7.0 was recorded on August 3rd 2018.