Jul 022020
 

June 2020 was warmer than average (14.57°C versus an average of 14.30), wetter than average (77.60 mm versus an average total of 57.72) and windier than average (a wind run of 2431 miles versus an average of 2200). The maximum temperature in the month was 28.8°C, recorded at 16:08 on the 24th, the highest temperature since 30.0°C was recorded on August 25th 2019. The minimum in the month was 5.9°C, recorded at 04:50 on the 9th. The month average temperature was 14.6°C. The average daily high temperature was 19.4°C, with the average daily low being 10.4°C. The warmest day was [Read more]

Mar 032020
 

February 2020 was warmer than average (5.67°C versus an average of 4.26), wetter than average (128.80 mm versus an average total of 35.20) and windier than average (a wind run of 5789 miles versus an average of 3076). The average temperature for the month was the third highest for February at 5.7°C. This was 1.3°C above the Februsry mean. The highest temperature in the month was 12.8°C at 12:32 on the 9th, with the lowest being -0.9°C at 08:09 on the 6th. This was the only day in the month when the temperature fell below zero. The average daily high [Read more]

Feb 032020
 

January 2020 was warmer than average (6.04°C versus an average of 3.84), wetter than average (44.20 mm versus an average total of 42.34) and windier than average (a wind run of 3794 miles versus an average of 3318). The month was also the warmest January here, with the average temperature beating the previous high of 5.2°C set in 2016. The new decade started with unseasonally mild weather through the month with just four days of sub-zero temperatures from the 18th and 21st. The maximum temperature in the month was 12.8°C on the 14th at 15:53. The minimum temperature was -1.3°C [Read more]

Jan 022020
 

December 2019 was warmer than average (5.25°C versus an average of 4.80), wetter than average (59.00 mm versus an average total of 50.82) and windier than average (a wind run of 3608 miles versus an average of 3328). The highest temperature in the month was 11.8°C recorded at 13:33 on the 6th, 0.4°C below the December mean.. The lowest temperature was -1.9°C recorded at 02:35 on the 2nd, 1.3°C below the mean and the lowest temperature of the Winter season so far. The monthly average temperature was 5.2°C, 0.4°C above the December average. The average daily high temperature was 7.8°C, [Read more]

Mar 022019
 
Weather review - February 2019

February was warmer than average (6.7°C versus an average of 4.0°C), drier than average (28.00 mm versus an average total of 35.71) and calmer than average (a wind run of 2751 miles versus an average of 3108). An exceptional spell of warm weather in the second half of the month ensured that February 2019 was a record-breaker. The maximum temperature was 18.3°C at 14:44 on the 28th, beating the previous February high of 15.6°C set on February 23rd 2012. This was also the highest Winter temperature recorded here and also the February average of 6.7°C was the highest February average [Read more]

Feb 022019
 
Weather review - January 2019

January 2019 was average temperature at 3.8°C, drier than average (23.20 mm versus an average total of 44.42) and calmer than average (a wind run of 2667 miles versus an average of 3646). If it wasn’t for a record breaking cold spell in the final days of the month, January 2019 would have seen above average temperatures. A minimum temperature of -6.7°C recorded at 08:20 on the 31st was the lowest temperature since -7.2°C was recorded on February 11th 2012, and the lowest temperature ever recorded in January. The daytime maximum temperature of 0.4°C on the 31st was the lowest [Read more]

Jan 012019
 
Weather review - December 2018

December 2018 was warmer than average (6.3°C versus an average of 4.6), wetter than average (76.80 mm versus an average total of 47.91) and calmer than average (a wind run of 3206 miles versus an average of 3343). The maximum temperature in the month was 12.3°C recorded at 13:25 on the 2nd. The minimum temperature was -1.1°C recorded at 04:04 on the 14th, the lowest temperature of the winter season so far. The monthly average temperature was 6.3°C. The average daily high temperature was 8.6°C, with the average daily low temperature being 4.0°C. The warmest day was the 2nd with [Read more]

Mar 022018
 
Weather review - February 2018

February 2018 was much colder than average, with only February 2010 being colder. Rainfall was lower than average, but snowfall was higher. Winds were lighter than average. The maximum temperature in the month was 10.0°C at 13:48 on the 19th. Only 2010, with a maximum of 8.4°C has seen a lower monthly maximum. The February average maximum is 11.9°C. The minimum temperature in the month of -6.3°C at 02:09 on the 28th, was the lowest since -7.2°C was recorded on February 11th 2012, the second lowest February monthly minimum recorded here. The February average minimum is -3.3°C. The average temperature [Read more]

Feb 022018
 
Weather review - January 2018

The first month of 2018 was warmer and wetter than average, with higher than normal winds. After two months of below average temperatures, the New Year started off well. After three drier than average months, the trend was reversed with a much wetter start to 2018. The warmest temperature of January was 13.1°C recorded at 14:03 on the 28th, with the coldest being -2.1°C recorded at 08:00 on the 8th. The average temperature for the month was 4.4°C, 0.6°C above the mean. The average daily maximum temperature was 7.0°C, 0.7°C above the mean, while the average daily minimum was 2.0°C, [Read more]

Jan 032018
 
Weather review - December 2017

December 2017 was a ‘below average’ month. Temperatures, rainfall and wind were all slightly below normal. The maximum temperature in the month was 11.7°C recorded at 07:19 on the 7th, 0.7°C below the average December maximum. This was the second lowest December maximum temperature, beaten only by the 8.0°C recorded in 2010. The minimum temperature was -4.1°C recorded at 09:46 on the 12th, 0.5°C below the average December minimum. This was the lowest temperature of 2017 and the lowest recorded here since -5.4°C was recorded on January 17th 2013. On the 10th, the maximum temperature only reached 0.5°C. This was [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]