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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