average temperatures for most of the month, but hot 22nd to
26th, peaking with 35.1C in the afternoon of 25th.
This made the mean temperature of 18.2C the 9th
highest in 64 years.. The high max is a new July record, beating
2006/2015 and 2016.
of the month was dry, with only 21.1mm up to 29th, then came
rain with some torrential
downpours on 30th, bringing the monthly total to 68.6mm. That
single day ranks 11th in 23376 days (64years) of records
were thunderstorms from late on 23rd into the early hours of
24th, with just 3.4mm rain between 0130 and 0400.
Temperatures on 23rd had reached 32.3C.
Pressure showed rapid falls and rises, varying by over 2mb,
as these storms passed over.
days were 3rd-5th, 7th, 15th
and 20th-25th. Dullest days were 6th,19th,
27th-28th. So statistically a warm and slightly
wetter than usual, but this hides the detail.