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MARCH 2021

Statistically March was a mild and dry month. 
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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 
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MARCH 2021

Statistically March was a mild and dry month. Mean temp 0.4deg above normal (18th highest in 66 years records here), with temperature increasing steadily throughout the month, becoming very warm on 30th and 31st. There were air frosts on 1st, 6-7th , 9th and 22nd, and ground frosts from 1st 9th, 17th 18th, 22nd 23rd and 27th
Rainfall only 30.2mm, the lowest since 2012, and ranking 14th lowest on record. While numerically 15 raindays were "normal", March had 11th fewest wet days, and only 2 years have had fewer very wet days.
It was very windy 10th 13th, and windy 26th 28th.  Fog was recorded on 3 days (1st, 3rd and 18th) and hail on 2 days (11th and 26th).
Mean pressure was the highest since 2012, and the 8th highest in 66 years.


 
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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

11.1 mmax (C) 
  3.3 mmin (C) 
  7.2 mean(C)  +0.4 diff from av (C), the 18th  mildest in 66 years.
24.3 high max (C) on 31st 
  3.8 low max (C) on 1st    
10.5 high min (C) on 31st
 -3.4 low min (C) on 6th  and 7th  

RAINFALL

30.2 rain total (mm)
55.5% of av 
15 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
  7 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  1 very wet days (days with >=5mm

OTHER  

14 days ground frost
  5 days air frost
82% cloud cover percent
88% 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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