Weatherwise, January 2014 was a remarkable month with several records falling, and precipitation being recorded on every day of the month. It was the mildest, wettest and windiest January recorded so far at Bracken House. The incessant rain was the main feature of the month with a total of 90.4 millimetres being recorded. This was 46.7 millimetres more than the January average of 43.7 millimetres. For the first time, precipitation, a combination of rain, snow melt, frost melt and fog, was recorded every day, with the wettest day being the 31st, when 9.6 millimetres was recorded. Evapotranspiration for the month [Read more]
The first half of 2013 was cold and wet, with snow into April. The second half of the year saw a big improvement in the weather, with long sunny spells and below average rainfall. Here are the yearly records … Temperature Highest temperature: 29.9°C (1st August) * Lowest temperature: -6.3°C (16th January) Highest heat index: 32.2°C (1st August) * Lowest wind chill: -9.9°C (11th March) Warmest day (06:00-18:00): 25.3°C (13th July) Warmest night (18:00-06:00): 19.8°C (13th July) Coldest day (06:00-18:00): -4.3°C (16th January) Coldest night (18:00-06:00): -4.3°C (17th January) Wind Maximum wind gust: 48.3 mph (5th December) * Highest average [Read more]
January 2013 was cooler and drier than average. In fact, the month was the driest January recorded at this station, beating the previous driest set in 2010. Despite a warm spell at the end of the month when the highest January temperature was recorded, January was cooler than average. The month started off on the mild side with January 5th being the fourth successive day that the temperature topped 10°C – a first for January. The highest temperature recorded was 13.3°C on the 29th at 16:31, beating the previous best of 12.2°C, set on January 13th 2011. The lowest temperature [Read more]
At 16:26 today (29th January 2013) the temperature reached 13.3°C. This is the highest January temperature ever recorded at Bracken House, beating the previous best of 12.2°C, set on January 13th 2011. This was the highest temperature recorded at Bracken House since November 22nd 2012 when a high of 12.4°C was recorded. The average temperature for the month is currently 2.7°C, slightly below the average for January.