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AUGUST 2021

August was only slightly cooler than normal, 
Rainfall was statistically slightly below average, 
but more than half the month's rainfall fell in a short time,

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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...
See   50 Years of Records  and  30 Year Summaries 1991-2020

Annual Summary for 2020
A mild year overall, the 4th mildest on record .
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Halesowen, West Midlands

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

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AUGUST 2021

August was only slightly cooler than normal, a bit cooler on 16th and 30th-31st.
Rainfall was statistically slightly below average, but more than half the month's rainfall fell torrentially in a short time, 13.6mm between 18:30 and 19:00 on 19th, 10.4mm between 23:00 and 23:40 on 21st with thunderstorm.
Halesowen was on the northern edge of a storm centre tracking eastwards just to the south of Birmingham on 21st August, and Halesowen had 14.7mm of torrential rain, along with Shirley 14.8mm and Becketts Farm on the A435 18.0mm (in 24 hours), while areas north and west of me, such as Wolverhampton,  Dudley, Coseley, Kingswinford, Kidderminster all recorded less than 3mm rainfall in the 24 hours, and Rowley Regis just to the north of Halesowen recorded 7mm in the 24 hours. (Source: local Davis weather stations shown on WeatherLink.com)

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SEASONAL REPORT FOR Summer  (Jun, Jul, Aug 2021)

Summer had the 4th = highest mean temperature 17.3C (beaten only in 1995, 2006 and 2018) with the 10th = highest MeanMax and 3rd = highest MeanMin. The LoMin of 6.8C was the highest summer Lomin on record here.
Rainfall was statistically normal overall, June a bit drier, but July wetter. Torrential rain seemed more frequent, with 5 of the 9 greatest rain days this year falling in this summer period, 25.2mm on 25/6, 21.4mm on 4/7, 13.4mm on 29/7, 16.6mm on 19/8 and 18.2mm on 21/8. However the number of raindays, wetdays and very wet days was about normal, the intensity being greater.

                  this year   normal     anomaly
MeanMax      22.3          20.7            +1.6 (10th = highest)
MEAN              17.3         15.8            +1.5 (4th = highest)
MeanMin        12.4         10.9            +1.5 (3rd   = highest)
LoMin               6.8                                           (highest summer Lomin)
RAINFALL     202.4         197.9           102.3%
Raindays           38            40.6                  
Wet Days           29            30.5                
V Wet Days       13            12.7
                


TEMPERATURES

20.6 mmax (C) 
12.3 mmin (C) 
16.4 mean(C)  -0.4 diff from av (C)
25.4 high max (C) on 10th 
15.4 low max (C) on 31st    
15.3 high min (C) on 15th
  7.9 low min (C) on 3rd 


RAINFALL
 

65.6 rain total (mm), 93.7% of av 
15 raindays (with >=0.2mm)
10 wet days (with >=1mm)
  3 very wet days (with >=5mm)
Greatest fall 18.2mm on 21st 
Thunderstorm on 21st at 23:10


OTHER
  

No ground frost
No air frost
Windiest days 6th, 7th, 8th ,16th, 17th
76% cloud cover percent
87% mean RH 
Highest pressure 1033.1 mb on 24th 

 

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 2020 

A mild year overall, the 4th mildest on record here in 65 years, beaten only by 2006, 2011 and 2014, having 9 months above average, Jan Apr and May exceptionally so. Only Jul and Oct were below normal, and Dec was normal.

New record HiMax was 35.6C on 31/7/20.

New record HiMean was 26.7C on 12/8/20.

New record 220 raindays,  also 7th highest 152 wetdays, and 57 very wet days.

 

MONTHLY RAIN AND MEAN TEMPS

month

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

rain mm

56.2

147.8

40.8

41.0

5.8

60.2

56.4

138.0

22.0

110.0

45.8

128.4

rain %

85%

316%

75%

66%

10%

99%

96%

208%

35%

134%

62%

178%

Rain rank

 

New highest

 

 

New lowest

 

 

 

3rd highest

 

 

12th highest

 

7th highest

temp C

5.9

5.9

6.6

11.4

13.7

16.2

16.4

18.1

14.7

9.9

7.9

4.3

30yr avg

4.1

4.2

6.5

8.7

11.9

14.8

16.9

16.5

13.9

10.4

6.8

4.3

anomaly

+1.8

+1.7

+0.1

+2.7

+1.8

+1.4

-0.5

+1.6

+0.8

-1.5

+1.1

0.0

65yr avg

3.8

4.0

6.1

8.5

11.7

14.6

16.5

16.1

13.7

10.4

6.5

4.4

TEMPERATURES

15.0 mean max (C) , +1.1 diff from av (C)  4th = highest
 6.8 mean min (C) ,   +0.9 diff from av (C)  7th highest
10.9 mean (C),          +1.0 diff from av (C)  4th = highest

HiMax  35.6C on 31/7/20   New highest
LoMax  0.5C on 28/12/20

HiMin   18.9C on 26/6/20  6th highest 
LoMin   -3.7C on 31/12/20

Highest Mean  26.7C on 12/8/20  New highest
Lowest Mean   0.9C on 31/12/20

  

RAINFALL

852.4 rain total (mm), 111 % of av        16th highest

220    raindays (with 0.2mm or more)   New highest
152    wetdays (with 1mm or more)       7th highest  
 
57    verywetdays (with 5mm or more)  18th highest

35.2   most rainfall in a day (mm) on 15/2/20

Rainfall duration 792.5 hours

SNOWFALL

2 days with snow falling, totalling 5.5cm; 
Most snowfall in a day 3.5 cm on 28/12/20.

4 days with lying snow

PRESSURE

1014.0 mean pressure (mb) , +0.5 pressure anomaly (mb)
1049.3 max pressure at any time of day, on 20/1/20  New record highest 
  968.5 min pressure at any time of day, on 28/12/20   10th lowest

FOG

15 days with fog

FROSTS    
25 air frosts, 3rd fewest, the last was 14/5/20, first 4/11/20,
so 174 days airfrost free

81 ground frosts, last 15/5/20, first 28/9/20, 
so 136 days with no air or ground frost.
Frost duration 147.5 hours.

It is noteworthy that all 17 years with fewest airfrosts (less than 64), have occurred since 2000, with 2010 ranking 19th, 2000 was 24th and 2001 was 46th.

THUNDER                 6 days with thunder heard, 16/6 17/6 10/6 11/6 12/8 17/8  - 9th fewest

HAIL                              5 days with small hail, 1 day with large hail

HUMIDITY                 86.1% at 0900

CLOUD COVER     61.9% at 0900  

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