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DECEMBER 2021

A mild December, breaking temperature records in the final three days.
Slightly above normal rainfall, with nearly 
one third of it falling on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! 

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Halesowen 65 year, 10 year and 30 year Overview
Basic statistics about temperature and rainfall, and more, 
have all been updated to the end of 2020...
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Halesowen, West Midlands

lies 13km to the west of Birmingham 
in central England. 

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DECEMBER 2021

 

The very mild periods from 11th to 18th and 23rd to 31st elevated the December mean temperature +1.5 degrees above normal, the final days being around 8 degrees  above normal. Consequently only two days (2nd and 22nd) saw a slight airfrost, the 4th = fewest on record in 67 years here.

The final three days of December recorded new max temps, 13.8C on 31st, 13.3C on 30th and 13.2C on 29th, each of  these the highest for that December day in any of the 67 years here.

It was a wet month with 23 raindays, ranking 9th = most raindays, especially 1st to 14th and 22nd to 31st, making December the 15th wettest in 68 years. The Christmas rainfall for 24th and 25th December totalled 40mm.

Most sunshine occurred between 1st and 10th, but it was dull and mostly cloudy from 11th to 31st. The first half of the month was windy, quietening down from 16th to 22nd before turning windy again from 28th to 31st.

   


TEMPERATURES

 
  8.1 mean max (C) 
   4.1 mean min (C) 
   6.1 mean (C) ,  +1.5 diff from av (C), the 6th mildest

 13.8 high max (C) on 31
   4.3 low max (C) on  2

 
11.8 high min (C) on  31, a new record high min
  -0.6 low min (C) on  2, 3rd highest low min


RAINFALL
 
99.0 rain total (mm)  127% of av , 15th wettest in 68 years
Wettest days were 25.2 mm on 24th  then 14.8mm on 25th.
23 raindays (days with >=0.2mm), 9th equal highest raindays
15 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  6 very wet days (days with >=5mm)

OTHER  

Ground frost on 14 days
Air frost on 2 days
5 days with fog
83% cloud cover percent
93% mean RH 

Mean pressure was 1011.7 mb
Max pressure 1042.2 mb  recorded  17th.

 

Halesowen 65 year, 10 year and 30 year

Mean Min, Max and Mean Temperatures
and Mean
Total Rainfall

 

Temperature C

Rainfall mm

 

MMin

MMax

Mean

 

65 year 
1956 - 2020

5.8

13.6

9.7

785.8

 

 

 

 

 

10 year

 

 

 

 

1956 - 1960

5.3

13.0

9.1

794.6

1961 - 1970

5.1

12.6

8.9

754.1

1971 - 1980

5.5

13.2

9.4

748.4

1981 - 1990

5.5

13.6

9.5

756.2

1991 - 2000

5.9

13.8

9.9

760.1

2001 - 2010

6.5

14.3

10.4

777.2

2011 - 2020

6.7

14.6

10.6

913.6

 

 

 

 

 

30 year

 

 

 

 

1971 - 2000

5.6

13.5

9.6

754.9

1981 - 2010

6.0

13.9

9.9

764.5

1991 - 2020

6.4

14.3

10.3

816.9

 

 


Halesowen Annual Summary for 2021

The mean temperature was +0.2 degrees above the 30 year normal. It was warm in June and July, mild in September, October and December finished with record high temperatures. It was cooler than usual in January, April and May.
Rainfall was 111% of normal, with very wet months in May, October, January and July. It was drier than usual in April, September, November and March.

MONTHLY RAIN AND MEAN TEMPS

month

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

 SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

rain mm

123.8 62.0 30.2 19.8 131.8 50.8 86.0 65.6 29.0 162.2 39.0 99.0
30yr rain avg 72.1 55.0 54.4 60.0 60.4 72.1 63.4 70.0 65.2 84.1 82.0 78.2

rain %

172% 113% 56% 33% 218% 70% 136% 94% 44% 193% 48% 127%

Rain rank

3rd highest   4th lowest lowest highest   4th highest   2nd lowest 2nd highest 3rd lowest  

temp C

2.6 4.9 7.2 7.5 10.5 16.6 18.9 16.4 16.5 11.9 6.8 6.1

30yr temp avg

4.3

4.7

6.8

9.3

12.4

15.3

17.2

16.8

14.2

10.6

7.0

4.6

anomaly

-1.7 +0.2 +0.4 -1.8 -1.9 +1.3 +1.7 -0.4 +2.1 +1.3 -0.2 +1.5

65yr temp avg

3.8

4.0

6.1

8.5

11.7

14.7

16.6

16.1

13.8

10.4

6.5

4.5

TEMPERATURES

14.5 mean max (C) , +0.2 diff from av (C)  
  6.6 mean min (C) ,   +0.2 diff from av (C)  
 10.5 mean (C),     +0.2  diff from av (C) 

HiMax 33.4 C on  22/7/21
LoMax   0.1C on 7/1/21
HiMin   16.7C on 19/7/21
LoMin   -6.4C on 25/1/21

Highest Mean  25.0C on 22/7/21
Lowest Mean   -2.2C on 7/1/21 and 11/2/21

  

RAINFALL

 899.2 rain total (mm), 111% of av       

 202 raindays (with 0.2mm or more)   
 133 wetdays (with 1mm or more)       
  64 
verywetdays (with 5mm or more)  

35.0 most rainfall in a day (mm) on 4/10/21

Rainfall duration 707.5 hours

SNOWFALL

14 days with snow falling, totalling 22.4cm
Most snowfall in a day 4.5cm on 24/1/21

 11 days with lying snow

PRESSURE

 1016.0 mean pressure (mb) ,  +1.5 pressure anomaly (mb)
 1042.9 max pressure at any time of day, on 27/2/21
   971.0 min pressure at any time of day, on 20/1/21

FOG

24 days with fog

FROSTS    
 50 air frosts,  the last was 2/5/21 , first was 5/11/21
 110 ground frosts, last was 7/5/21 , first was 2/11/21
so 179  days with no air or ground frost.
Frost duration  436hours.

THUNDER            6 days with thunder heard,

HAIL                         10  days with hail

HUMIDITY                88% at 0900

CLOUD COVER    70% at 0900  

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