Jan 122014
Record frost-free spell ends

In the early hours of January 12th 2014, the temperature at Bracken House dipped below 0°C, this was the first time an air frost has been recorded here since November 26th 2013. The spell of 46 days without any sub-zero temperatures is easily the longest spell recorded here in the Winter period which runs from the beginning of December until the end of February. The previous best period of above zero Winter temperatures was one of 26 days, between December 15th 2012 and January 9th 2013. In November 2013, meteorologically classed as Autumn, there were five days of sub-zero temperatures, with the [Read more]

Jan 152013
Late night high temperatures

Yesterday’s high temperature of 1.4°C was recorded as late at 23:02 after a strong north-westerly breeze picked up during the evening. The highest wind gust yesterday was 17.0 mph recorded at 23:44. After this peak, the temperature started to fall, reaching a low of -2.1°C at 05:48, before the temperature started the struggle to reach positive figures. After the five centimetre snowfall on Monday (14th), the first snowfall of 2013, only a light dusting fell overnight into Tuesday.

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