Nov 022016
Weather review - October 2016

October 2016 was drier and less windy than average, with temperatures slightly below normal. There were no unseasonably warm spells in the month, although there were days with temperatures in the high teens. The highest temperature recorded in the month was 17.2°C at 16:32 on the 4th. The lowest temperature was 3.7°C at 09:02 on the 10th, and the month average was 10.3°C, 0.3°C below the October mean. The average daily high temperature was 13.7°C (0.2°C below the mean) and the average daily low temperature was 7.5°C (0.1°C below the mean). The warmest day was the 28th with an average [Read more]

Oct 022016
Weather review - September 2016

The trend for above average temperatures continued into September 2016 which was the hottest so far recorded here. The month was also drier than usual with lighter winds. The temperature at 16:16 on the 13th reached 28.4°C, beating the previous September best of 27.8°C set on September 30th 2011. This was also the second highest temperature of 2016, beaten only by the 30.1°C recorded on July 19th. The average temperature for the month was 15.3°C, 1.8°C above the mean. The average daily high was 19.5°C, 1.7°C above the mean. At the other end of the scale, the minimum was 7.3°C, [Read more]

Feb 012016
Weather Review - January 2016

January 2016 continued the run of unseasonally mild temperatures. The average temperature of 5.2°C was 0.2°C higher than the previous January best set in 2014, and 1.6°C higher than the January mean. The maximum recorded temperature was 13.3°C on the 24th at 15:37 and the minimum temperature was -1.6°C on the 16th at 04:07, the lowest temperature since -2.8°C was recorded on November 22nd 2015. The average maximum was 7.5°C, with the average minimum being  2.7°C. The maximum dew point was 11.8°C at 14:32 on the 24th, with the lowest dew point being -3.7°C on the 14th at 20:39. The monthly average dew point [Read more]

Oct 042014
Cold front signals return to normal temperatures

Throughout September, the weather in the British Isles was dominated by high pressure and a jet stream situated to the north of the islands. The jet stream’s position blocked the colder air from the Arctic from sinking over the country keeping the temperature several degrees above normal. September’s average temperature was 0.7°C above normal, and this continued over the first three days of October, which also had temperatures above normal. Despite the cold air block, temperatures in September were not spectacularly high, with a maximum of 21.8°C recorded on the 18th. This is considerably lower than the September record of [Read more]

Nov 202013
First real signs of Winter

The first half of November 2013 saw fairly typical weather patterns. Temperatures were around average and rainfall amounts were slightly below normal. There had been no air frosts, and few ground frosts recorded. Over the last few days, the first real signs that Winter is on the way were noticed when a Cold Front drifted south over the area, bringing with it much colder winds from the Arctic. As usual, the media were exaggerating the weather forecasts, promising us the worst weather since 1947, and three months of heavy snow. Needless to say, these wildly exaggerated stories show no signs of [Read more]

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