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APRIL 2021

April was a cold and dry month, with only a few "April Showers".

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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...
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Annual Summary for 2020
A mild year overall, the 4th mildest on record .
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west of Birmingham 
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APRIL 2021

April was a cold and dry month, with only a few "April Showers". Statistically 1.8deg below normal, cooler 1st 17th and 27th-30th , but pleasantly warm mostly between 18th and 24th.   The Mean Min temperature was just 1.6C, the 2nd lowest here in 66 years.
Rainfall was a low 19.8mm,  the 10th lowest here, most falling on 10th and 30th, but many days were dry 1st-4th and 13th-26th .
Snow/sleet showers on 6th, 10th and 11th, although not lying for long, and small hail fell on 6th, 10th and 30th.  Windiest days were 1st, 5th, 8th and 28th.
Sunniest days were 2nd-6th, 8th, 10th-26th, 28th and 30th, dullest were 1st, 7th, 9th, 27th and 29th.
A new record mean daily pressure was set at 1024.2mb.
A good month mostly for growers,  the sunshine and breeze was good for drying the soil, although the frostly nights had to be watched out for, and many trips with watering cans had to be made for the fruit and vegetables!

   

TEMPERATURES

13.3 mean max (C) 
   1.6 mean min (C) 
   7.5 mean (C)  -1.8 diff from av (C), the 16th = lowest in 66 years
20.1 high max (C) on 19
  6.6 low max (C)  on 
  7.6 high min (C) on  21
 -2.6 low min (C) on 7

Ground frost on 20 days (new record)
Air frost on 11 days  (new record)

RAINFALL

 
19.8 rain total (mm)  33% of av (10th lowest on record)
Most rain was 7.8mm on 30th

  11 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
    3 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
     2 very wet days (days with >=5mm)

OTHER  


3 days with hail
1 day with snow, and 2 days with sleet
1 day with fog 12th
0 days with thunder
51% cloud cover percent
79% mean RH 
Mean pressure was 1024.2mb (new record)

 

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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