Annual Summary for 2016
2016 was a
mild year, the mean 10.6C being +0.7deg above 30 year value.
HiMax 34.1C was the 6th = highest on record, and HiMin 21.1C
was 2nd= highest.
was 981.4mm, 128% of the 30 year value, statistically the 6th
However, monthly rainfall varied a lot, Jan, Mar, June and Nov were wet
(Jun especially so, having 75mm on the wettest day on record 16/6/2016),
while May, July, Oct and Dec were dry). All these wet months rank
amongst the top 20% of the months in 61 years here, and three of the dry
months amongst the bottom 20%.
of temperatures and rainfall from 1956-2016 indicates these trends:
increase in mean temp of 1.92degrees from 8.67C to 10.59C.
the number of air frosts has dropped, especially in the last
and snow days are becoming far less frequent.
an increase in annual rainfall of 13% from 726.9mm to 821.5mm.
extremes of rainfall have occurred within the last 5 years. with 2011
being the lowest recorded, while the following two 2012 and 2014 ranked
highest, and 2013 was 4th highest.
2016 ranks 6th in annual rainfall, with June enjoying
most monthly rainfall in any month and the wettest day of any day during
61 years, on 16th June.
14.6 mean max (C) , +0.7 diff from av (C)
mean min (C) , +0.7
diff from av (C) 8th=
10.6 mean (C),
+0.7 diff from av (C) 6th=
34.1C on 9/7/16
2.8C on 16/1/16
21.1C on 20/7/16 2nd = (with 2009) highest
-4.6C on 30/11/16
981.4 rain total (mm), 128 % of av 6th highest (not as high as 2012/13/14)
186 raindays (with 0.2mm
133 wetdays (with 1mm or more)
verywetdays (with 5mm or more)
15th highest (not as high as 2008/12/13/14)
8 days with snow falling, 3 in Jan, 2 in Mar, 3 in Apr
1 days with 50% snow cover 1st= lowest
1015.0 mean pressure (mb) , +0.5 pressure anomaly (mb)
1045.1 max pressure at any time of day, on 27/12/16
New record high
970.6 min pressure at any time of day, on 28/3/16
13th = highest
The last frost was 30/4/16 and the first frost 8/11/16
9 days with thunder heard
89.0% at 0900
62.4% at 0900