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Latest News: April 2014

 

March 2014
  • Drier, warmer & sunnier than average
  • Max: 19.9°C on the 30th
  • Min: -2.4°C on the 24th (4 air frosts recorded)
  • Mean: 7.5°C (0.95°C above 1981-2010 average of 6.55°C)
  • Rainfall: 50.6mm (88% 1981-2010 average of 57.2mm)
  • Wettest day: 16.4mm on the 2nd
  • Year to date rainfall: 444.4mm (59% of the annual 1981-2010 average of 748.6mm)

 

Rainfall, Temperature and Sunshine Anomalies, March 2014

Spring at last: Rainfall, temperature and sunshine anomalies, March 2014
Images courtesy of the Met Office



Winter 2013-14: Very wet and mild but surprisingly sunny

 

  • Wettest winter in England & Wales since 1766
  • Ironically Southern England has seen 12% more sunshine than average
  • 5th mildest winter since 1910
  • Max: 12.8°C on the 16th December
  • Min: -2.6°C on the 12th January
  • Mean: 6.3C (1.9°C above 1981-2010 average)
  • Frost/snow: Only 12 air frosts (fewest in UK since 1961) and no snowfall
  • Rainfall: 565.2mm (272% 1981-2010 average & 75.5% of our annual average)
  • Wettest day: 42.8mm on the 23rd December
  • Wettest month: January with 231mm (310% 1981-2010 average)

 

Winter SpireWeather Records
  • Record low pressure: 973.39mb on 14th February
  • Record wind gust: 37mph on 14th February
  • Record daily rainfall: 42.8mm on 23rd December
  • Record monthly rainfall: 231.0mm in January 2014
  • Longest wet period: 53 days to 29th January

 

Rainfall, Temperature and Sunshine Anomalies, Winter 2013-14

Rainfall, Temperature and Sunshine Anomalies, Winter 2013-14
Courtesy of the Met Office

 

2013 Highlights: An average year with some notable extremes

 

  • Spring: Coldest in 50 years
  • Summer: Warmest & sunniest since 2006
  • Autumn: St. Jude’s Day Storm
  • Winter: Stormiest December on record
2013 Temperature and Rainfall

2013 Temperature and Rainfall

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