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 JANUARY 2017

January statistically was a little cooler and a little wetter than normal,
but
in reality it was mixed...

WHOLE OF 2016
2016 was a mild year, the mean 10.6C being +0.7deg above 30 year value.
Rainfall was 981.4mm, 128% of the 30 year value, statistically the 6th wettest year.

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JANUARY 2017


 

January statistically was a little cooler and a little wetter than normal.
However it experienced quite mild temperatures 6th -10th, and at the end of the month, but very cold 5th-6th and 24th-28th. It was also very wet at times, 14th-16th and 27th onwards, but virtually dry 17th-26th.
With pressure remaining high throughout most of the month, the 6th highest mean pressure was recorded.
Quite breezy at times, especially 11th-13th.
Air frosts 2nd-6th, 13th, 20th-27th.
So in reality it was mixed. It certainly felt pleasantly mild almost springlike at times, but bitterly cold feel at others especially with the wind. But averaged out, no monthly records were broken, most parameters ranking midway in the 62 years of records held here.

         

 

TEMPERATURES

 6.4 mean max (C) 
 1.1 mean min (C)
 3.7 mean (C)  -0.4 diff from av (C)
10.9 high max (C) on 10
-0.3 low max (C) on 26
 6.1 high min (C) on 11
-4.3 low min (C) on 5,27  

RAINFALL

78.4 rain total (mm)
118% of av
18 raindays (>=0.2mm)
11 wetdays (>=1mm)
  8 very wet days (>=5mm)

OTHER

19 ground frosts
12 air frosts
68 cloud cover%
95 mean RH%  

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.

Rainfall was 981.4mm, 128% of the 30 year value, statistically the 6th wettest year.
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%.

Analysis of temperatures and rainfall from 1956-2016 indicates these trends:

an increase in mean temp of 1.92degrees from 8.67C to 10.59C.
the number of air frosts has dropped, especially in the last decade, 
and snow days are becoming far less frequent.
an increase in annual rainfall of 13% from 726.9mm to 821.5mm.

greater 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.

 TEMPERATURE
14.6 mean max (C) , +0.7 diff from av (C)  9th highest
 6.6 mean min (C) ,    +0.7 diff from av (C)  8th= highest
10.6 mean (C),          +0.7 diff from av (C)  6th= highest

HiMax  34.1C on 9/7/16   6th Highest
LoMax   2.8C on 16/1/16 
HiMin   21.1C on 20/7/16 2nd = (with 2009) highest 
LoMin   -4.6C on 30/11/16


RAINFALL 

981.4 rain total (mm), 128 % of av   6th highest (not as high as 2012/13/14)
186 raindays (with 0.2mm or more)
133 wetdays (with 1mm or more)
 57 verywetdays (with 5mm or more)  15th highest (not as high as 2008/12/13/14)

SNOWFALL
8 days with snow falling, 3 in Jan, 2 in Mar, 3 in Apr

1 days with 50% snow cover      1st= lowest

PRESSURE
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

FROSTS                     The last frost was 30/4/16 and the first frost 8/11/16

THUNDER                 9 days with thunder heard

HUMIDITY                    89.0% at 0900

CLOUD COVER            62.4% at 0900

 

 

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