Aug 012017
Weather review - July 2017

July 2017 became only the second month this year to record below average temperatures after January. Rainfall was lower than average and winds were lighter than normal. The average temperature in the month was 16.0°C, 0.2°C below the norm for July. The highest temperature was 27.3°C at 18:35 on the 6th, with the lowest being 8.8°C at 06:12 on the 17th. The average daily high temperature in the month was 20.8°C, and the average daily low was 11.7°C, both slightly below normal. The warmest day was the 6th with an average temperature of 19.9°C. The coldest day was the 11th [Read more]

Jul 012017
Weather review - June 2017

June 2017 continued the run of above average temperatures and was the warmest June so far recorded here. Winds were slightly stronger than average and rainfall totals were lower than the norm. The highest temperature in the month was 29.5°C recorded at 16:19 on the 19th, the highest temperature ever recorded in June here. This was also the highest temperature of 2017 so far and the highest since 30.1°C was recorded on July 19th 2016. The temperature exceeded 25°C on four occasions during the month, the first time this has happened since July 2014. The lowest temperature in the month [Read more]

Sep 012016
Weather review - August 2016

August 2016 was a month of above average temperatures and lower than average rainfall, despite over 35 millimetres of rain falling in the last 13 days. Winds were slightly higher than normal for the time of year. The highest temperature occurred on the 23rd at 17:00, when the thermometer reached 27.2°C, making it the second warmest day of the year, beaten only by the 30.1°C recorded on July 19th. The minimum temperature was 7.6°C recorded at 05:38 on the 9th, and the average for the month was 16.3°C, the highest August average ever recorded here, beating the mean by 0.9°C. [Read more]

Dec 032015
Weather review - November 2015

November 2015 was a windy and dull month with above average temperatures and rainfall. The maximum temperature of 16.3°C, recorded on the 10th at 13:14, was the highest ever November temperature here, beating the 16.2°C set in 2010. The maximum temperature on that day was 16.3°C, the minimum temperature was 13.8°C, and the average for the day was 15.1°C (mean 7°C). The minimum temperature fell to -2.8°C at 03:01 on the 22nd, the lowest since -3.5°C was recorded on February 2nd 2015. The average daily high temperature was 11.4°C (mean 9.5°C) and the average daily low temperature was 5.8°C (mean [Read more]

Aug 012015
Weather review - July 2015

Due to software and hardware problems, the station software was changed from Weather Display for Windows to WeatherCat for Mac. This was a major change of systems and as a result, no data was recorded from July 10th until July 12th. As a result of the system change, some features are no longer available to the site, but there are many new and improved features. All of the old data is still available on the new site, although some features will look different The problems weren’t sufficient to lose data on the hottest day ever recorded here, neither did they [Read more]

Jun 022015
Weather review- May 2015

May 2015 equalled the coldest May so far recorded here. The month was also the windiest May ever, with rainfall well above average. The average temperature for May was 10.2°C, equalling the coldest May record set in 2013. The mean temperature for May has now fallen to 11.0°C. This was the third below average month so far in 2015. The maximum temperature was 18.9°C on the 11th at 15:36, this beat the previous year high of 18.4°C set on April 10th by 0.5°C, but was the lowest monthly maximum temperature for May.. The minimum temperature was 1.6°C recorded on the [Read more]

Feb 022015
Weather review - January 2015

January 2015 was slightly warmer and sunnier than average. Rainfall was less than normal but the month was the windiest January ever recorded here. Mild temperatures heralded the start of 2015 with a temperature of 11.9°C on New Year’s Day, the highest ever recorded here. The highest ever January temperature was also set at 17:37 on the 9th when the thermometer reached 14.0°C. This beat the previous best of 13.3°C recorded at 16:31 on January 29th 2013. The minimum temperature in the month was -3.1°C at 06:50 on the 19th. The last time a lower temperature was recorded was March [Read more]

Jan 112015
Winter storm brings record breaking gusts

A vicious Winter storm, strengthened by a powerful jet stream, brought record-breaking gusts of wind, and rapidly fluctuating temperatures to Bracken House on Friday (9th) and Saturday (10th).  The all-time record gust speed was broken when a gust of 49.5 mph was recorded at 06:23 on the 10th, from a westerly direction. One minute later, the January sustained wind speed record was also beaten with a speed of 31.1 mph. The storm also brought some record-breaking temperatures for January. At 17:37 on the 9th, the temperature reached 14.0°C, beating the previous January high of 13.3°C recorded at 16:31 on January 29th 2013. The temperature remained around [Read more]

Jan 032015
The weather year - 2014

2014 was the joint warmest year so far recorded at Bracken House. The average temperature of 10.3°C equalled that of 2011. Every month recorded above average temperatures, except for August whose average of 14.2°C was the coldest August recorded here, and a full 1.0°C below the monthly mean. The highest temperature recorded was 27.6°C on the 26th July, with the coldest being -3.1°C on December 30th. The average high temperature was 14.1°C, equalling 2011’s best, with the average low temperature being 7.0°C, the highest for this location. The yearly mean temperature is now 9.4°C. The above You Tube video shows [Read more]

Jun 022014
Weather review - May 2014

May 2014 was milder and wetter than average with lighter winds than normal. The average temperature for the month was 11.8°C, 0.8°C above the normal. The maximum temperature was 22.7°C recorded at 14:18 on the 19th. The minimum temperature was 0.6°C recorded at 04:35 on the 3rd. The warmest spell was between the 15th and the 19th when the yearly record temperature was broken every day. The highest dew point of the year was recorded on the 19th at 14.6°C, with the average dewpoint being 8.7°C. The average high temperature for the month was 15.8°C, 0.4°C higher than normal. The [Read more]

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