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FE -Brrrrrr- UARY 2021

Wet month with some mild days...
 but a short spell of cold and snow...

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WINTER (Dec, Jan, Feb)
It has been the 3rd wettest Winter here...

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 .
Rainfall was the 16th highest here in 65 years...

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Halesowen, West Midlands

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

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FEBRUARY 2021

February got progressively colder until 15th, with significant frosts 9th to 14th, and snow from late evening on 7th until the 11th. After that it became milder, so the overall temperatures were nearly normal.
Rainfall was above average, with 7th highest number of raindays and 9th highest number of very wet days (in 66 years records here).  The first and third weeks of the month were wettest, and the 2nd and 4th fairly dry. A quarter of the month's rainfall was on the 1st and 2nd .
It was dull for much of the month with occasional sunshine, the best proper sunny days were from 25th to 28th. It was windy at times, especially from 18th to 24th, the highest windspeeds being recorded on the 23rd.
So after a wet start to 2021, at least the end of February brought better sunshine and a breeze which has started to dry out the the top layer of the soil in the garden!

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SEASONAL REPORT FOR WINTER  
(Dec2020, Jan2021, Feb2021)

                         this year  normal   anomaly
MeanMax           6.5             6.8         -0.3 
MEAN                  3.9            4.1         -0.2 
MeanMin            1.3            1.3          0.0
RAINFALL        314.2        202.3       115%
Raindays    74 (new record) 51.2 
Wet Days   54 (2nd  highest) 36.4
V Wet Days25 (=2nd highest) 14.7
Cloud oktas      4.8             5.7

Although temperatures were slightly below normal, rainfall has been 15% above, with Dec and Jan delivering 128mm and 124mm respectively, adding to that we had in Aug and Oct, so the ground remains saturated.

This has been the 3rd wettest winter on record in 66years here, beaten only in 1960, 1990 and 2014. The 74 raindays are a new record, beating 71 in 2014. The 54 wet days are now the 2nd highest, there were 59 in 2014. The 25 very wet days are now joint 2nd equals with 2013 and 2016, beaten by 39 in 2014.

    

TEMPERATURES

 8.0 mmax (C) 
  1.8 mmin (C) 
  4.9 mean(C)  +0.2 diff from av (C).
14.2 high max (C) on 24th  
  0.6 low max (C) on 8th and 11th 
  8.1 high min (C) on 21st
 -4.9 low min (C) on 11th

RAINFALL

62.0 rain total (mm)
112.7% of av 
22 raindays (days with >=0.2mm) (7th highest in 66 years)
12 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  6 very wet days (days with >=5mm) (9th highest in 66 years)

OTHER  

17 days ground frost
10 days air frost
71% cloud cover percent
92% mean RH  

 

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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