Homepage

Welcome to SpireWeather, an independent weather station in Salisbury, England. Share our passion for cloudspotting (nephology), meteorology (weather, records, charts and forecasts), photography and astronomy by exploring the menus above. For current conditions see our webcam and SpireWeather LIVE! for live weather data, and join us on Twitter and Facebook for daily news, views, photos and other items of interest.

 

 

Forecast

Forecast

Temperature

Temperature

Pressure

Pressure

Rainfall

Rainfall

Satellite

Satellite

Weather Charts

Weather Charts

Lightning

Lightning

Live Gauges

Live Gauges

Cloud Classification

Cloud Classification (Nephology)


Latest News: August 2014

 

July 2014: Drier, warmer and sunnier than average
  • The eighth consecutive warmer than average month with 28 days exceeding 21°C (70°F), 16 days exceeding 25°C (77°F) and 3 days exceeding 30°C (86°F)
  • Very warm nights with only 4 nights dipping into single figures. Our record highest minimum temperature of 17.6°C was set on the 18th
  • Joint eighth warmest July in the UK since current records began in 1910, but not as warm or sunny as July 2013
  • Max: 31.0°C on the 24th
  • Min: 8.2°C on the 2nd
  • Mean: 19.0°C (2.0°C above 1981-2010 average of 17.0°C)
  • Rainfall: 25.4mm (52% 1981-2010 average of 48.9mm)
  • Wettest day: 10.2mm on the 19th
  • Year to date rainfall: 687.0mm (91.8% of the annual 1981-2010 average of 748.6mm)

 

Rainfall, temperature and sunshine anomalies, July 2014

Rainfall, temperature and sunshine anomalies, July 2014
Images courtesy of the Met Office



Spring 2014: Very mild but wetter than average

 

  • Provisionally the third mildest spring since records began in 1910, behind 2007 and 2011, largely due to mild nights. This is in stark contrast to spring 2013 which was the coldest in 50 years, with a mean temperature a remarkable 2.9°C lower than this year (see graphics below)
  • Overall the UK was slightly wetter than average but with marked regional variations. Our region fell into the wettest part of the country this spring
  • Max: 25.4°C on the 19th May
  • Min: -2.4°C on the 24th March (only 5 slight air frosts, notably few)
  • Mean: 10.2°C (1.2°C above 1981-2010 average of 9°C)
  • Rainfall: 226mm (138.7% 1981-2010 average of 163mm)
  • Wettest day: 20.4mm on the 22nd May
  • Wettest month: April with 95.8mm (186% 1981-2010 average of 51.4mm), although for most of the UK May was the wettest month. April was particularly wet in the Hampshire/South Wiltshire area

 

New SpireWeather Records
  • Record rain rate: 138.8mm/hr on 20th April
Spring 2014: Rainfall Anomaly and Temperature Anomaly Comparison with Spring 2013

Spring 2014: Rainfall, and temperature anomalies compared with Spring 2013
Anomaly data 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

Share
|