Feb 072022

January 2022 was warmer than average (4.13°C versus an average of 3.92°C), drier than average (24.80 mm versus an average total of 46.70) and calmer than average (a wind run of 2345 miles versus an average of 3294)

January 2022 started on a very mild note with the temperature on the 1st reaching 13.8°C at 14:18, the warmest New Year’s Day recorded here. This was the highest temperature in the month, with the lowest temperature being -3.2°C at 04:23 on the 6th. The average temperature for the month was 4.1°C, 0.2°C above the mean for the month.. The average daily high temperature was 7.6°C, 1.1°C above the mean, with the average daily low being 1.1°C, 0.3°C below the mean.

The warmest day was the 1st with an average temperaure of 12.1°C, while the coldest day was the 15th with an average temperature of 0.0°C. There were 10 frost days. The average wind chill was 3.2°C and the average dew point was 2.5°C. The maximum wind chill was 12.8°C at 14:14 on the 1st, with the lowest wind chill being -5.9°C at 07:35 on the 6th. The maximum dew point was 11.8°C at 14:12 on the 1st, with the lowest dew point being -4.3°C at 04:23 on the 6th.

Rainfall in the month was 24.8 millimetres recorded on 19 days. The wettest day was the 8th when 9.0 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate of 125.2 millimetres per hour was recorded at 06:10 on the 8th. Snow was recorded on 2 days and totalled 4.0 millimetres,

The highest barometric pressure of 1040.1 millibars was at 21:16 on the 12th. The lowest pressure was 989.4 millibars at 15:14 on the 8th. The average pressure in the month was 1022.7 millibars, a high for January. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 89%. The lowest humidity was 55% at 11:35 on the 31st.

Wind speeds were lower than average, with the highest wind gust speed of 34 mph being recorded at 12:13 on the 29th. This was the highest since 45 mph was recorded on August 25th 2020. The maximum wind speed was 17 mph at 12:20 on the 29th. The wind run was 2344.6 miles, 1128.8 miles below the January average. The average gust speed in the month was 4.6 mph, and the average wind speed was 3.2 mph. The predominant direction was westerly (270°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:08 on the 30th was 427 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 34 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 0.5 recorded at 13:00 on the 31st, the first time a reading above 0.0 has been recorded since November 20th 2021.

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