was a mild month, the mean temperature being the 7th=
highest, last exceeded in 2007-2008. The MeanMin, LoMin and LoMax all
ranked between 2nd and 4th highest here since
There were fewer air frosts than normal, just 4, ranking 7th
fewest. The 9 ground frosts also ranked 7th fewest (there
were fewer still 2005-8 and 2010-11).
Rainfall was slightly less than usual. There were slightly above average
A new record high pressure was recorded here at 02:00 on 20/01/2020.
SUMMARY FOR 2019
Statistically 2019 has been a very wet
year, with Mar, Jun, and Sep to Dec having above average rainfall. It
ranks 6th wettest year in 65 years records here, beaten only
by1960, 2008, and 2012 to 2014. The 7 months Jun to Dec alone saw
718.1mm of rainfall, nearly a normal year’s total, causing the ground
to remain very wet for an extended period of time this year.
It was a milder year than usual,
especially Feb to May, and Jul to Sep. Only Oct and Nov were cooler than
normal. The year ranks 8th mildest, beaten or equal to 1990,
2005 to 2007, 2011, 2014 to 2018
There were 29 airfrosts, the 4th fewest on record
beaten only by 2011,2014 and 2015. Indeed the 16 years with fewest
airfrosts have all been since 2002.
No snow was recorded here.
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