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APRIL 2018

Milder but wet...

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APRIL 2018

April mean temperature was the 8th= mildest overall, but particularly warm from 14th to 24th. On 19th a record max temp of 28.2C was measured here, and on 22nd a record high min of 13.3C.
Although no air frosts were recorded (near miss on 1st), which has happened in 8 of the last 63 years here, and there were ground frosts on 4 nights (the 8th= lowest recorded here).

Rainfall was 39% above normal, having 20 raindays (8th = highest), the month started with four rainy days, and 9th-12th were rainy too. The  8 very wet days rank 5th= equal.
Thundery shower on 3rd. Fog was recorded on 9th, 11th-13th and 20th (record highest number for April). Windiest days were 16th-18th.
Sunniest days were 5th, 14th, 16th, 18th-21st, 26th and 26th. Most hours sunshine were on 19th and 26th.


13.7 mean max (C) 
 6.1 mean min (C) 
 9.9 mean (C)   +1.2 diff from av (C)

28.2 high max (C) on 19
  6.1  low max (C) on 12 
13.3 high min (C) on  22
  0.1 low min (C) on     1


87.3 rain total (mm)  139 % of av 
Most rain was 17.2mm on 1

20 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
14 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  8 very wet days (days with >=5mm)


Ground frost on 4 days, 1,2,5,30
Air frost on 0 days
5 days with fog 9,11,12,13,20
76% cloud cover percent
88% mean RH  


Annual Summary for 2017

Overall a mild year with 6th highest mean temperature.Mean min temps were +1.0deg, 
mean temps +0.8deg and mean max temps +0.6deg above normal.
There were just 33 airfrosts (7th fewest) and 87 ground frosts recorded.
Rainfall was 105% of normal, with 202 raindays, 147 wetdays and 62 verywetdays
(9th highest, about 10% above normal).

April 20mm and October 34mm were especially dry months , 
while wettest months were September with 100mm and December with 124mm. 
Wettest day was 28.2mm on 26/12/17.Snow fell on 7 days, 
the majority 31.4cm falling between 8th and 11th Dec 
(most in
one day was 12cm on 10th Dec).

14.5 mean max (C) , +0.6 diff from av (C) 11th highest
6.9 mean min (C) , +1.0 diff from av (C) 5th highest
10.7 mean (C), +0.8 diff from av (C) 6th highest

HiMax 33.8C on 19/6/17 8th Highest
LoMax -0.3C on 26/1/17
HiMin 16.8C on 20/6/17
LoMin -7.0C on 12/12/17
Highest Mean 25.0C on 19/6/2017
Lowest Mean 1.8C on 12/12/2017

806.4 rain total (mm), 105 % of av
202 raindays (with 0.2mm or more) 9th highest (average is 180)
147 wetdays (with 1mm or more) 8th highest (average is 133)
62 verywetdays (with 5mm or more) 9th highest
28.2 most rainfall in a day (mm) on 26/12/2017

The distribution of rainfall has been uneven:
78.4 58.5 74.4  20.3  61.2 45.9 73.9 75.4 100.4 34.4 59.5 123.8

7 days with snow falling, 1 in Jan, 1 in Feb, 5 in Dec. 9 days with 50% snow cover
Snow totalled 32.9cm, and most snow falling in a day was 12 cm on 10/12/2017.

1015.8 mean pressure (mb) , +0.3 pressure anomaly (mb)
1038.5 max pressure at any time of day, on 18/1/2017
  976.1 min pressure at any time of day, on 10/12/2017

FROSTS The last frost was 27/4/17,the first 30/10/17,186 days were frost free
There were 33 air frosts (the 7th fewest in 63 years)
There were 87 ground frosts flagged (91 days had min temp below 3C
and 84 days had min temp below 2.456C)

THUNDER   4 days with thunder heard, 28/3 5/8 18/8 16/9
88.6% at 0900
62.4% at 0900


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