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A mild month ...
Rainfall was a third higher than average, 
but the number of raindays was the 4th equal highest.

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A mild month with mild start and finish, coolest 6th to 9th. Many nights had ground frost, but only 5 had an air frost (10th fewest in 63 years).

Rainfall was a third higher than average, but the number of raindays was the 4th equal highest. Wettest periods were 1st-5th, 15th-17th, 20th-21st, 24th-29th, with ground saturated. The only dry days were 8, 12-13, 19, 22.
Snow fell 20th and 21st, 1cm in all.

Very windy 3rd and 17th.  Highest estimated gusts were 57mph on 18th, 53mph on 3rd.

Sunniest days were 10th, 7th, 30th, 19th, 25th, sunless days were 2nd, 8th-9th, 13th-14th and 23rd.




7.1 mean max (C) 
 2.2 mean min (C) 
 4.6 mean (C)   +0.5 diff from av (C)

12.1 high max (C) on 28
  1.6 low max (C)  on  20 
  8.9 high min (C) on  29
 -1.9 low min (C) on    6


90.0 rain total (mm)  136 % of av 
Most rain was 13.0mm on 21st

24 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
(=4th highest number of raindays)

17 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  5 very wet days (days with >=5mm)


Ground frost on 22 days
Air frost on 5 days (10th fewest)
1 day with fog 21st   (vis 0.5km)
72% cloud cover percent
92% mean RH  


Annual Summary for 2017

Overall a mild year with 6th highest mean temperature.Mean min temps were +1.0deg, 
mean temps +0.8deg and mean max temps +0.6deg above normal.
There were just 33 airfrosts (7th fewest) and 87 ground frosts recorded.
Rainfall was 105% of normal, with 202 raindays, 147 wetdays and 62 verywetdays
(9th highest, about 10% above normal).

April 20mm and October 34mm were especially dry months , 
while wettest months were September with 100mm and December with 124mm. 
Wettest day was 28.2mm on 26/12/17.Snow fell on 7 days, 
the majority 31.4cm falling between 8th and 11th Dec 
(most in
one day was 12cm on 10th Dec).

14.5 mean max (C) , +0.6 diff from av (C) 11th highest
6.9 mean min (C) , +1.0 diff from av (C) 5th highest
10.7 mean (C), +0.8 diff from av (C) 6th highest

HiMax 33.8C on 19/6/17 8th Highest
LoMax -0.3C on 26/1/17
HiMin 16.8C on 20/6/17
LoMin -7.0C on 12/12/17
Highest Mean 25.0C on 19/6/2017
Lowest Mean 1.8C on 12/12/2017

806.4 rain total (mm), 105 % of av
202 raindays (with 0.2mm or more) 9th highest (average is 180)
147 wetdays (with 1mm or more) 8th highest (average is 133)
62 verywetdays (with 5mm or more) 9th highest
28.2 most rainfall in a day (mm) on 26/12/2017

The distribution of rainfall has been uneven:
78.4 58.5 74.4  20.3  61.2 45.9 73.9 75.4 100.4 34.4 59.5 123.8

7 days with snow falling, 1 in Jan, 1 in Feb, 5 in Dec. 9 days with 50% snow cover
Snow totalled 32.9cm, and most snow falling in a day was 12 cm on 10/12/2017.

1015.8 mean pressure (mb) , +0.3 pressure anomaly (mb)
1038.5 max pressure at any time of day, on 18/1/2017
  976.1 min pressure at any time of day, on 10/12/2017

FROSTS The last frost was 27/4/17,the first 30/10/17,186 days were frost free
There were 33 air frosts (the 7th fewest in 63 years)
There were 87 ground frosts flagged (91 days had min temp below 3C
and 84 days had min temp below 2.456C)

THUNDER   4 days with thunder heard, 28/3 5/8 18/8 16/9
88.6% at 0900
62.4% at 0900


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