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APRIL 2024
Another wet month and milder than normal

Halesowen 69 year, 10 year and 30 year Overview
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have all been updated to the end of 2020...
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Halesowen, West Midlands

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

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APRIL 2024

April was statistically +0.4 degrees above normal, slightly milder 11th 13th, and cooler 18th 20th. The Mean temperature ranked 13th highest for April in 69 years here. Unsurprisingly this led to just 4 ground frosts , 8th = fewest, and 2 air frosts, 17th =fewest on record.  The HiMin temperature ranked 4th = highest.

Rainfall of 73.8mm was 123% of normal for April, ranking 16th highest. The 21 raindays ranked 4th = highest number, and the 7 very wet days ranked 7th highest.

It was a windy month, ranking 2nd highest mean wind speed in the last 19 years, and 6th highest gust speed.


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SEASONAL REPORT FOR WINTER  (Dec2023, Jan2024, Feb2024)

A mild Winter with mean temperature 1.5 deg above normal, Dec and Feb contributing most to this. Rainfall was 160% of normal, Dec and Feb being very wet.. The ground here is very saturated indeed because of the rainfall, and some plants are bursting into flower prematurely with the mild February temperatures.

Comparing Winters over the last 30 year period, and over the last 69 years, the more recent period shows Mean, MeanMax and MeanMin about 0.4 degrees higher than the longer period. Comparing Spring in the same way shows an increase of about 0,7 degrees, Summer about 0.7 degrees and Autumn about 0.3 degrees higher. Rainfall also is greater in the recent Rainfall was 228% of normal and spread over the month, so already saturated ground has not recovered yet. The 9 very wet days ranked 4th greatest on record. period, 2% more in Winter and Spring, but 5% more in Summer and 8% in the Autumn.

               this year  normal  anomaly          ranking
MeanMax    8.7         7.3           +1.4                 5th = highest
MEAN           6.1         4.6           +1.5                 4th = highest
MeanMin     3.5         1.8           +1.7                 highest on record
RAINFALL    333.6    207.8        160%               3rd highest
Raindays     66         52.4         .126%              5th highest
Wet Days     42         37.0          113%               18th highest
V Wet Days  21         15.1         139%.              8th highest
Cloud oktas    5.6      5.3         105%

TEMPERATURES

13.9 mean max (C)  20th highest in 69 years
   5.5 mean min (C)   9th highest in 69 years
   9.7 mean (C)   +0.4 diff from av (C)  13th highest
20.0 high max (C) on 11
  8.2 low max (C)  on  22
 11.7 high min (C) on  6   4th= highest
 -0.4 low min (C) on 18    11th highest

RAINFALL

73.8 rain total (mm)  16th highest
123.0% of normal
Most rain was 12.4mm on 27th
 21 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)  4th highest
 15 wetdays (days with >=1mm)     11th highest
   7 very wet days (days with >=5mm)  7th highest

OTHER  

Ground frost on 4 days , 18th, 20th, 25-26th   8th = fewest
Air frost on 2 days,  18th, 20th    17th = fewest
No days with hail
No days with snow or sleet
1 day with fog on 22nd
No days with thunder
59% cloud cover percent
83% mean RH 

Mean pressure was 1012.0mb. Highest pressure was 1032.3mb on 2nd and 21st, and lowest pressure was 990.7mb on 1st.

 

Halesowen Annual Summary for 2023

MONTHLY RAIN AND MEAN TEMPS

month

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

 SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

rain mm

62.0

11.6

122.8

65.2

36.8

45.2

100.0

54.2

50.2

201.4

74.0

152.6

30yr rain avg

72.1

55.0

54.4

60.0

60.4

72.1

63.4

70.0

65.2

84.1

82.0

78.2

rain %

86%

21%

225%

108%

61%

62%

157%

77%

77%

239%

90%

195%

Rain rank

 

lowest

3rd highest

 

2nd lowest

3rd lowest

 

 

 

highest

 

2nd highest 

temp C

4.9

6.5

6.8

8.9

13.4

18.1

16.3

16.6

17.2

12.2

7.0

6.6

30yr temp avg

4.3

4.7

6.8

9.3

12.4

15.3

17.2

16.8

14.2

10.6

7.0

4.6

anomaly

+0.6

+1.8

0.0

-0.4

+1.0

+2.8

-0.9

-0.2

+3.0

+1.6

0.0

+2.0

65yr temp avg

3.8

4.0

6.1

8.5

11.7

14.7

16.6

16.2

13.8

10.4

6.5

4.4

  TEMPERATURES

15.2 mean max (C) ,   +1.0 diff from av (C)                          ranks 3rd highest in 69 years
  7.3 mean min (C) ,    +1.0 diff from av (C)                          ranks 1st = highest
 11.2 mean (C),           +0.9  diff from av (C)              ranks 3rd = highest

HiMax 32.1 C on  8/9/23      LoMax   0.8C  on  8/3/23
HiMin   18.6C on 8/7/23       LoMin   -5.6C on 17/1/23 and 1/12/23
Highest Mean  24.5C on 9/9/23     Lowest Mean   -1.6C on 2/12/23
 

RAINFALL

 957.8 rain total (mm), 117% of av                    ranks 9th highest in 69 years

 237 raindays (with 0.2mm or more)               ranks highest new record
 161 wetdays (with 1mm or more)                   ranks 3rd  highest
   68 verywetdays (with 5mm or more)              ranks 5th  highest

36.4mm most rainfall in a day on 19/10/23      Rainfall duration 833.5 hours

SNOWFALL

3 days with snow falling, totalling 9.6 cm.  Most snowfall in a day 5.5cm on 9/3/23
3 days with lying snow on 18/1/23, 9/3/23 and 10/3/23


PRESSURE

 1013.6 mean pressure (mb) ,  -1.3 pressure anomaly (mb), normal is 1014.9 mb
 1047.8 max pressure at any time of day, on 5/2/23  
   960.7 min pressure at any time of day, on 2/11/23

FOG

11 days with fog

FROSTS   
34 air frosts,  the last was 25/4/23 , first was 25/11/23
71 ground frosts, the last was 25/4/23 , first was 15/10/23
so 173 days with no air or ground frost.  Frost duration  290 hours.

THUNDER     7 days with thunder heard
HAIL                 No days with hail
HUMIDITY            87% at 0900
CLOUD COVER    63% at 0900  

 

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

 

 

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