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MARCH 2024

Another wet and mild month

Halesowen 69 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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here for the last 69 years


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MARCH 2024

  

March had few cool days so the MeanMin temp was the 3rd mildest in 69 years here, and the Mean temp was +1.2 deg above normal. The start of the month was below average temps but the rest was above average, the warmest days were 17-19 reaching 15.8C.

Another wet month, with most falling 26-28, 9-12, and 1. Monthly rainfall was 6th highest, following last March's 2nd highest on record here. Raindays were 2nd highest , wet and very wet days 4th highest on record for March. Ground at this site with clay below the surface remains saturated.

Windiest days were mostly in second half of the month, especially 28-29, 13-14 and 23.  Sunniuest days were 29-30, 24 and 3-5, dullest 31, 13-14 and 25
Mean pressure was the 3rd lowest on record.

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SEASONAL REPORT FOR WINTER  (Dec2023, Jan2024, Feb2024)

A mild Winter with mean temperature 1.5 deg above normal, Dec and Feb contributing most to this. Rainfall was 160% of normal, Dec and Feb being very wet.. The ground here is very saturated indeed because of the rainfall, and some plants are bursting into flower prematurely with the mild February temperatures.

Comparing Winters over the last 30 year period, and over the last 69 years, the more recent period shows Mean, MeanMax and MeanMin about 0.4 degrees higher than the longer period. Comparing Spring in the same way shows an increase of about 0,7 degrees, Summer about 0.7 degrees and Autumn about 0.3 degrees higher. Rainfall also is greater in the recent Rainfall was 228% of normal and spread over the month, so already saturated ground has not recovered yet. The 9 very wet days ranked 4th greatest on record. period, 2% more in Winter and Spring, but 5% more in Summer and 8% in the Autumn.

               this year  normal  anomaly          ranking
MeanMax    8.7         7.3           +1.4                 5th = highest
MEAN           6.1         4.6           +1.5                 4th = highest
MeanMin     3.5         1.8           +1.7                 highest on record
RAINFALL    333.6    207.8        160%               3rd highest
Raindays     66         52.4         .126%              5th highest
Wet Days     42         37.0          113%               18th highest
V Wet Days  21         15.1         139%.              8th highest
Cloud oktas    5.6      5.3         105%


  
 
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ANNUAL SUMMARY FOR 2023

2023 had the 3rd highest mean temperature in 69 years here, 
9 months having at least the normal mean temperature and 
only 3 months (April, July and August) had lower than normal. 
The mean minimum temperature was the highest on record.

Rainfall ranked 9th highest in 69 years, with a new record number of  237 raindays, and 161 wetdays (3rd highest on record). 
The wettest months were March,October and December, 
each having around double the normal rainfall. 
February was extremely dry with only 21% of normal rainfall.

So overall a much milder and wetter year than normal, 
with several records broken.

TEMPERATURES

 11.3 mmax (C) 
  4.7 mmin (C) 
  8.0 mean(C)  +1.2 diff from av (C),
15.8 high max (C) on 18th  
  4.1 low max (C) on 2nd   
10.5 high min (C) on 20th
 -1.8 low min (C) on 3rd

RAINFALL

103.0 rain total (mm),
189.3% of av rainfall
25 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
18 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  8 very wet days (days with >=5mm

OTHER  

  8 days ground frost
  1 days air frost on 3rd
  1 day with snow 2nd 0500 clear by 0800
  0 days with snow lying at 0900
  7 days with fog 2, 5-7,11-12,19
77% cloud cover percent
89% mean RH 

Sunniest days 29-30, 24, 3-5
Dullest days 31, 25, 13-14
Windiest days were 28-29, 23,13-14 

 

Halesowen Annual Summary for 2023

MONTHLY RAIN AND MEAN TEMPS

month

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

 SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

rain mm

62.0

11.6

122.8

65.2

36.8

45.2

100.0

54.2

50.2

201.4

74.0

152.6

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 %

86%

21%

225%

108%

61%

62%

157%

77%

77%

239%

90%

195%

Rain rank

 

lowest

3rd highest

 

2nd lowest

3rd lowest

 

 

 

highest

 

2nd highest 

temp C

4.9

6.5

6.8

8.9

13.4

18.1

16.3

16.6

17.2

12.2

7.0

6.6

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

+0.6

+1.8

0.0

-0.4

+1.0

+2.8

-0.9

-0.2

+3.0

+1.6

0.0

+2.0

65yr temp avg

3.8

4.0

6.1

8.5

11.7

14.7

16.6

16.2

13.8

10.4

6.5

4.4

  TEMPERATURES

15.2 mean max (C) ,   +1.0 diff from av (C)                          ranks 3rd highest in 69 years
  7.3 mean min (C) ,    +1.0 diff from av (C)                          ranks 1st = highest
 11.2 mean (C),           +0.9  diff from av (C)              ranks 3rd = highest

HiMax 32.1 C on  8/9/23      LoMax   0.8C  on  8/3/23
HiMin   18.6C on 8/7/23       LoMin   -5.6C on 17/1/23 and 1/12/23
Highest Mean  24.5C on 9/9/23     Lowest Mean   -1.6C on 2/12/23
 

RAINFALL

 957.8 rain total (mm), 117% of av                    ranks 9th highest in 69 years

 237 raindays (with 0.2mm or more)               ranks highest new record
 161 wetdays (with 1mm or more)                   ranks 3rd  highest
   68 verywetdays (with 5mm or more)              ranks 5th  highest

36.4mm most rainfall in a day on 19/10/23      Rainfall duration 833.5 hours

SNOWFALL

3 days with snow falling, totalling 9.6 cm.  Most snowfall in a day 5.5cm on 9/3/23
3 days with lying snow on 18/1/23, 9/3/23 and 10/3/23


PRESSURE

 1013.6 mean pressure (mb) ,  -1.3 pressure anomaly (mb), normal is 1014.9 mb
 1047.8 max pressure at any time of day, on 5/2/23  
   960.7 min pressure at any time of day, on 2/11/23

FOG

11 days with fog

FROSTS   
34 air frosts,  the last was 25/4/23 , first was 25/11/23
71 ground frosts, the last was 25/4/23 , first was 15/10/23
so 173 days with no air or ground frost.  Frost duration  290 hours.

THUNDER     7 days with thunder heard
HAIL                 No days with hail
HUMIDITY            87% at 0900
CLOUD COVER    63% at 0900  

 

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

 

 

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