Dec 012017
 
Weather review - November 2017

November 2017 was cooler than normal. Winds were lighter than average and rainfall was well below normal. The maximum temperature in the month was 14.5°C at 13:29 on the 22nd, 0.4°C below the average monthly maximum for November. The minimum temperature was -0.9°C at 05:05 on the 30th, 1.2°C above the average monthly minimum for the month.. This was the lowest temperature since -1.9°C was recorded on April 25th 2017. The first air frost of the autumn season occurred on the 13th when the temperature fell to -0.6°C. The monthly average temperature was 6.2°C, 0.6°C below the mean. The maximum [Read more]

Nov 012017
 
Weather review - October 2017

October 2017 was the driest October recorded here. Temperatures were well above average, with only October 2011 being warmer. The maximum temperature in the month was 20.1°C recorded at 14:14 on the 13th, 0.8°C above the average monthly maximum for October. This was the third warmest October day ever and the warmest October day since 25.6°C was recorded on October 3rd 2011. The warmest ever October day here was on October 1st 2011 when the temperature reached 27.4°C.The minimum temperature was 1.7°C recorded at 04:19 on the 30th, 0.4°C below the average monthly minimum for October. This was the lowest [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

Jan 022017
 
Weather review - December 2016

December 2016 was dominated by high pressure, so much so that the month average of 1024.9 was the highest ever recorded here in December. The maximum pressure was 1043.9 millibars, recorded at 19:20 on the 27th, also a record high for December. This was the second highest pressure ever recorded here, beaten only by the 1044.6 millibars on February 7th 2012. The lowest pressure in the month was 1010.2 millibars at 17:30 on the 23rd, this was the highest minimum pressure in any December. The highest temperature recorded in the month was 13.3°C at 13:10 on the 8th, with the [Read more]

Aug 012016
 
Weather review - July 2016

July 2016 was a dry month with average temperatures, and winds slightly stronger than average. The warmest temperature came in the second half of the month as the thermometer touched 30.1°C at 17:42 on the 19th, the second highest temperature recorded here, beaten only by the 32.7°C, recorded on July 1st 2015. The lowest temperature in the month was 7.6°C at 05:25 on the 2nd, with the month average being 16.3°C. The mean for the month, based on seven years of data, is also 16.3°C. The average daily high was 20.6°C and the average daily low was 11.9°C. The high [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]

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]

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