Mar 022022

February 2022 was warmer than average (6.32°C versus an average of 4.41), wetter than average (86.60 mm versus an average total of 43.93) and windier than average (a wind run of 4819 miles versus an average of 3298)

The month was the sixth successive month of above average temperatures. The average for the month was 6.3°C, 1.7°C above the mean, with the highest temperature being 13.4°C at 13:26 on the 16th. The lowest temperature was -0.3°C recorded at 06:37 on the 11th. The average daily high temperature was 9.3°C (1.9°C above the mean) and the average daily low temperature was 3.3°C (1.4°C above the mean).

The warmest day was the 16th with an average temperature of 10.7°C and the coolest day was the 19th with an average temperature of 2.3°C. There were only two frost days. The maximum wind chill was 11.7°C at 13:10 on the 16th, with the lowest wind chill being -3.5°C at 19:54 on the 18th. THe average wind chill was 4.2°C. The maximum dew point was 11.6°C at 15:00 on the 16th, with the lowest dew point being -1.6°C at 06:37 on the 11th.

Rainfall in the month was 86.6 millimetres recorded on 21 days. The wettest day was the 20th when 16.8 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate of 61.6 millimetres per hour was recorded at 16:02 on the 20th. No snow was recorded.

The highest barometric pressure of 1031.5 millibars was at 11:29 on the 11th. The lowest pressure was 975.0 millibars at 11:57 on the 18th. The average pressure in the month was 1010.5 millibars. The highest humidity was 99% and the monthly average humidity was 86%. The lowest humidity was 54% at 15:35 on the 27th.

Wind speeds were higher than average, with the highest wind gust speed of 44 mph being recorded at 17:02 on the 18th. This was the highest since 45 mph was recorded on August 25th 2020. The maximum wind speed was 21 mph at 16:22 on the 18th. The wind run was 4819.1 miles, 1149.6 miles above the average. The average gust speed in the month was 10.1 mph, and the average wind speed was 7.3 mph. The predominant direction was west-south-westerly (256°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 12:14 on the 22nd was 661 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 53 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 1.2 recorded at 12:00 on the 27th.

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