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August was warm and very wet...

Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)

A warmer but wetter summer than usual ...

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Halesowen, West Midlands

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

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August was warm and very wet. Mean temperature ranks 6th highest in 66 years here, being 1.6 degrees above normal.  While the Mean Max ranked 9th highest, the Mean Min ranked 2nd highest (beaten only in 1997).  The 34.9C measured on 12th is a new record, narrowly beating that set here in 1990.
Rainfall was 208% normal, with 9 very wet days 11-12th , 16-19th , 23rd , 25th , 27th . Only 5 years here have had this many in August.
4 days experienced thunderstorms, most significantly on 11th from 2030 into early hours with large hail, then on 12th from 1800-2100, with occasional flashes continuing up to midnight, and 17th at 1510, with torrential rain 1520 and again at 1815.
19th and 27th were very dull all day, although most days were sunny for at least a part of the day. It was very windy and gusty on 20th 21st, and 25th 26th .

Seasonal Summary for
Summer 2020 (Jun, Jul, Aug)
A warmer but wetter summer than usual with wet spells (especially in August), dry spells, hot spells (in June and August) and cooler spells, more extreme than the statistics suggest.

                 this year  normal   anomaly
MeanMax         21.7       20.6         
MEAN                16.9        15.8         +1.1 (11th = highest)
MeanMin          12.1        10.9         +1.2 
(5th  = highest)

RAINFALL      254.6        197.9       128.7%   (13th wettest)
Raindays          54          40.6                  (2nd highest, beaten in 2012)
Wet Days          40          30.5                
V Wet Days       18         12.7    


22.9 mmax (C) 
13.3 mmin (C) 
18.1 mean(C)  +1.6 diff from av (C), the 6th warmest in 66 years.
34.9 high max (C) on 12th 
14.3 low max (C) on 27th   
18.4 high min (C) on 12th
  5.7 low min (C) on 30th


138.0 rain total (mm)
208.1% of av 
18 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
14 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  9 very wet days (days with >=5mm on 15th
 Greatest fall 32.2mm on 17th


No days ground frost
No days air frost
66% cloud cover percent
87% mean RH 


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