Oct 012017
Weather review - September 2017

September 2017 was the second wettest ever recorded here with rain being recorded on 23 days. Temperatures were below normal and winds were slightly below average. The maximum temperature in the month was 21.2°C recorded at 18:11 on the 4th, 2.6°C below the average monthly maximum. The minimum temperature was 4.8°C recorded at 08:04 on the 19th, 0.5°C below the average minimum for September. This was the lowest temperature since 4.1°C was recorded on May 11th 2017. The average temperature in the month was 12.7°C, 0.7°C below the September mean. The average daily maximum was 16.9°C, 0.8°C below the mean, [Read more]

Sep 032017
Weather review - August 2017

August 2017 was cooler and wetter than average. Winds were the lightest ever recorded in an August here. The average temperature in the month was 14.9°C, 0.4°C below the mean. The maximum temperature was 24.6°C at 16:13 on the 28th, with the minimum being 6.9°C at 07:48 on the 31st. This was the lowest temperature here since 6.3°C was recorded on May 21st 2017. The average daily high temperature was 19.4°C, 0.4°C below the mean. The average daily low temperature was 10.6°C, 0.8°C below the mean. The warmest day was the 28th with an average temperature of 18.6°C. The coldest [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]

Apr 022017
Weather review - March 2017

March 2017 was the warmest March ever recorded here. Temperatures were 2.0°C above the average. Rainfall was above average and no snow or frost was recorded. This was the first March that the minimum temperature was above freezing. Winds were stronger than average. The highest temperature in the month was 18.3°C at 17:24 on the 30th, the highest temperature since 20.3°C was recorded on September 28th 2016. The lowest temperature was 0.5°C at 02:12 on the 2nd. This is the highest minimum March temperature ever recorded, beating the previous high of -0.3°C set in 2012. The average temperature in the [Read more]

Feb 032017
Weather review - January 2017

The first month of 2017 was drier and slightly cooler than average. Winds were much lighter than normal. The highest temperature in the month was 10.6°C recorded at 05:54 on the 11th, with the coldest temperature being -3.9°C recorded at 03:01 on the 27th, the lowest temperature since -5.4°C was recorded on January 17th 2013. On the 26th, the temperature reached a maximum of 0.9°C at 01:01 before falling below freezing at 02:50. The temperature remained below freezing for the rest of the day, reaching a minimum of -2.9°C at 23:58. The average temperature in the month was 3.6°C. The minimum [Read more]

Dec 132016
Tromsø in Winter (136 photos)

Between December 5th and 9th 2013, I spent four days in Tromsø, Norway, with friends Sue and Simon, hoping to see the Northern Lights. This is a photo album of our trip. This is the first 100 photos in the gallery. To see the other 36, go to the Flickr page here. Related articles Everything you need to know about visiting the Arctic

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]

Jan 012016
Weather Review - December 2015

December 2015 was a remarkable month. One area of low pressure after another swept in from the Atlantic bringing gale force winds, high rainfall and exceptionally mild temperatures. The average temperature in the month was 9.0°C, 5.2°C higher than the December mean and 3.2°C higher than the previous mildest December in 2013. The maximum temperature was 14.8°C at 08:01 on the 19th, with the 7th, 16th and 17th also beating the previous high of 13.0°C set on December 18th 2014. The maximum temperature of 12.9°C, recorded at 19:36, beat the previous warmest Christmas Day record, set in 2011, by 0.7°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]

Mar 082015
Winter was drier, sunnier and warmer than usual

The meteorological Winter ended on February 28th and records show that it was another mild season with below average rainfall. There were only three occasions when a significant snowfall was recorded, and the deepest recorded snow depth was only 9.0 centimetres. The average temperature for the season, which covers December, January and February, was 4.0°C, 0.3°C above the norm for this site. The highest temperature was 14.0°C and the lowest was -3.5°C. The average high temperature was 6.9°C, 0.6°C above the norm, and the average low temperature was 1.4°C, 0.1°C above the norm. Rainfall was only 98.0 millimetres, well below the average of [Read more]

Mar 022015
Weather review - February 2015

February 2015 was cooler and sunnier than average. Rainfall and snowfall were both less than average and winds were lighter than normal. This was also the first month since August 2014 to record below average temperatures. The warmest day was reserved for the last day when the temperature reached 10.1°C at 13:00. The lowest temperature recorded was -3.5°C at 02:54 on the 2nd, the lowest since -3.7°C was recorded on March 14th 2013. The average temperature for the month was 3.5°C, 0.4°C lower than the mean for February. The average daily maximum was 6.3°C, 0.2°C below the mean, and 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]

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