2007 Weather

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2007 Summary


Most monthly mean temperatures were above average, except July/August,
giving an annual mean 0.7 above the 30 year values. 

The highest daily mean (20.6 C) is the lowest since 1993. 
The lowest daily max was the lowest since 1998, the lowest daily minimum was the 
lowest since 2002, and the highest daily minimum was the lowest since 1998.
14.6 mean max (C) 
+0.8 diff from av (C)
6.9 mean min (C) 
+0.5 diff from av (C)
10.8 mean (C)
+0.7 diff from av (C)
27.7 high max (C) on 5 Aug 
0.3 low max (C) on 8 Feb 
16.5 high min (C) on 4 Aug 
-7.5 low min (C) on 7 Feb 

There were only 32 airfrosts, the third lowest number in 51 years of records, 
beaten only by 28 in 2002 and 29 in 1974. 
The last airfrost this spring on 21 Mar was the 2nd earliest on record, 
beaten only by 7 Mar in 2005.


High rainfall produced some high scores in our records - 
the daily rainfall of 68mm on 20 Jul was the 4th highest on record.

Monthly rainfall for July (181mm) was the 2nd highest on record, closely 
followed by June (171mm) which earned 3rd highest on record. 
These were the highest monthly rainfalls seen since Sept 1976.

Annual rainfall (938mm) was the 3rd highest on record here, the highest since 2000. 

938 rain total (mm)
120.4 % of av 
175 raindays (with 0.2mm or more)
139 wetdays (with 1.0mm or more)
68 most in a day (mm) on 20 Jul

5 sleet/snow falling 
6 50% snow cover 

8 days thunder heard 
14 days with fog 

83.8 % mean Relative Humidity 

1015.4 mean pressure (mb) 
1040.8 max pressure on 4 Feb
974.5 min pressure on 10 Dec


January 2007 February 2007 March 2007

Another mild month (2.5 deg above normal) with mean max, mean min and daily mean all more typical of mid March/mid April. The maximum temp exceeded 10 deg on 12 days. Cold frosty nights 23-26, with mean temp barely above zero 23-24. Dusting of snow fell early hours 23rd.
Rainfall below normal (86%), wettest spells 6-7, 9, 17.
Windy 4,6,8-9,11 with gales late on 17th and all day 18th. Sunny spells 1, 14-15, 20-25, 27, 31.

9.1 mean max (C) 
+2.7 diff from av (C)
3.7 mean min (C) 
+2.3 diff from av (C)
6.4 mean (C)
+2.5 diff from av (C)
12.5 high max (C) on 9th 
3.1 low max (C) on 23rd 
9.3 high min (C) on 13th 
-3.2 low min (C) on 24th 

63.7 rain total (mm)
86 % of average for the month 
21 raindays (days with 0.2mm or more)
18 wetdays (days with 1.0mm or more)
14.5 most in a day (mm) on 9th

4 days with air frost (air min temp -0.1C or less)


Mostly a quite mild and very wet month, with a few sunny spells, the 
sunniest day being 3rd. Coldest nights 6th-8th, down to -7.5 on 7th. 
Snow around on three days, with 7cm fresh snow before noon on 8th, 
4cm fresh snow on 9th, thawing as rain fell during the morning of 10th. 
Overcast and damp from 16th to 20th. Wettest days 9-10,22,26, and the 
ground is saturated with the persistent rainfall.

9.0 mean max (C) 
+2.0 diff from av (C)
2.7 mean min (C) 
+1.3 diff from av (C)
5.9 mean (C)
+1.7 diff from av (C)
12.5 high max (C) on 21st
0.3 low max (C) on 8th 
7.6 high min (C) on 20th 
-7.5 low min (C) on 7th 

87.6 rain total (mm)
169 % of average for the month 
18 raindays (days with 0.2mm or more)
17 wetdays (days with 1.0mm or more)
19.7 most in a day (mm) on 9th

7 days with air frost 
(air min temp -0.1C or less)

2 days with snow falling (8th, 9th)
2 days with 50% snow cover 
in morning (9th, 10th)

2 days with fog 


Temperatures slightly above average (max temps higher but min temps normal).
Rainfall just below average, heaviest falls 2nd and 4th, with heavy rain and thunder during the evening of 2nd. Sunny and often windy 5th to 11th.
Some snow showers on 18th, then on 19th snow showers during the day but large hailstones (up to 1.5cm diameter), thunder and very windy 1640-1700.
Misty and damp period 25th to 31st.

12.4 mean max (C) 
+2.5 diff from av (C)
2.9 mean min (C) 
-0.2 diff from av (C)
7.7 mean (C)
+1.2 diff from av (C)
17.3 high max (C) on 28th 
7.0 low max (C) on 20th 
7.3 high min (C) on 6th 
-3.5 low min (C) on 21st

 58.6 rain total (mm)
95 % of av 
14 raindays (days with 0.2mm or more)
8 wetdays (days with 1.0mm or more)
22.3 most in a day (mm) on 2nd

4 days with air frost (air min temp -0.1C or less)

2 days snow falling 18th & 19th
2 days thunder heard 
2 days with fog 

April 2007 May 2007 June 2007

April was an unseasonally very warm, dry and pleasant month. 
The highest temperature recorded beats the 25.4C recorded in 2003.
Rainfall has only been lower twice since 1956 (4.0mm in 1984, 3.3mm in 1957).
The only worthwhile rain fell between 22nd and 24th.
Windy or breezy 1-4, 20, 24-30. Most days saw much sunshine or good sunny spells.
Soil temperatures rose significantly during the month, providing improved growing
conditions, although plants required much additional watering!

18.7 mean max (C) 
+5.3 diff from av (C)
5.8 mean min (C) 
+1.5 diff from av (C)
12.3 mean (C)
+3.4 diff from av (C)
26.6 high max (C) on 15 
8.3 low max (C) on 3  
11.9 high min (C) on 24 
0.6 low min (C) on 5 

12.5 rain total (mm)
21 % of average for month 
4 raindays (days with 0.2mm or more)
3 wetdays (days with 1.0mm or more)
4.7 most in a day (mm) on 23,24

May was especially wet with 134mm rain, the 3rd wettest since 1950 (149mm fell in 1969 and 144mm in 1967). 80mm rain fell between from 8th to 16th, and 37mm from 26th to 28th. 

After an exceptionally dry April, this brings the total rain for April and May back to "normal".
Sharp rain fell during afternoon of 31st with thunder. 

Statistically temperatures were normal, but the mean reached 15deg on the warmest days 17th, 23rd-25th, and fell below 8deg on 27th and 28th. Highest maximum temperature was 23.5 on 23rd and 24th, while the lowest minimum was 2.3 on 30th, with signs of a slight ground frost. There were some windy spells 1st-2nd, and 19th.

Generally a wet, changeable month with a mixture of useful sunshine
 and cloud. 

16.5 mean max (C) 
-0.9 diff from av (C)
7.8 mean min (C) 
+0.4 diff from av (C)
12.2 mean (C)
-0.2 diff from av (C)
23.5 high max (C) on 23,24 
8.8 low max (C) on 27 
13.8 high min (C) on 24  
2.3 low min (C) on 30  

134 rain total (mm)
236.8 % of average for the month
18 raindays (days with 0.2mm or more)
16 wetdays (days with 1.0mm or more)
34.7 most in a day (mm) on 13

1 day thunder heard

This is the wettest June here since records began in 1956, and is the 2nd wettest of any single month in that time (beaten only by 205mm in Sept 1976).

A dry, warm start to the month, with mixture of cloud and sunny spells. From the 13th it became cooler, cloudier and very wet, in the wettest spells 
70mm fell between 13th-15th, 18mm between 17th-18th, 
57mm between 23rd-25th and 25mm between 28th-30th. 
Thundery for a short time mid afternoon on both 15th and 18th.

20.5 mean max (C) 
+0.3 diff from av (C)
11.3 mean min (C) 
+1.0 diff from av (C)
15.9 mean (C)
+0.6 diff from av (C)
27.2 high max (C) on 9th 
15.4 low max (C) on 26th 
15.3 high min (C) on 12th 
6.4 low min (C) on 28th 

170.8 rain total (mm)
276.4 % of av 
15 raindays ( 0.2mm or more)
13 wetdays (1.0mm or more)
44.0 most in a day (mm) on 14th

2 days when thunder heard 
15th 1500-1530 
18th 1515-1520 

July 2007 August 2007 September 2007

With 181.1mm of rain this has been the wettest July and the 3rd wettest single month since records started in Halesowen in 1956. 

The total rain for May, June and July has been a record 485.9mm (beating the previous highest 294mm in 1968). 

Total rainfall for the year so far is already 708mm (our annual mean is 779mm).

The 20th July brought 68mm, the 4th highest of any day here (previous highest was 74.9mm on 19/8/70).

A cooler July than usual, although 12 other years have been cooler.

It was mostly cloudy until 15th, then a brighter and sunnier until 19th. Cloudy, dull and very wet 20th-21st. 
More sunny periods from 22nd-27th, and a long overdue summer-like feel from 28th-31st.

19.4 mean max (C) 
-2.9 diff from av (C)
11.5 mean min (C) 
-1.1 diff from av (C)
15.5 mean (C)
-2.0 diff from av (C)
24.4 high max (C) on 19th 
13.5 low max (C) on 21st 
13.9 high min (C) on 14th,20th 
6.9 low min (C) on 31st 

181.1 rain total (mm)
361.5 % of av 
21 raindays (days with 0.2mm or more)
19 wetdays (days with 1.0mm or more)
68.0 most in a day (mm) on 20th

3 days thunder heard 
2nd at 1435
17th at 1000,1300,1520 
19th at 2100

A mixed month with some sunny days, many days with good sunny 
spells, and just a few cloudy days. 

Dry month, the only
significant rainfall 13th-15th (17mm) and 18th-19th (15mm).

Temperatures slightly below average, the coolest days being 18th-19th
and 27th-30th.

20.9 mean max (C) 
-0.3 diff from av (C)
11.2 mean min (C) 
-0.9 diff from av (C)
16.1 mean (C)
-0.6 diff from av (C)
27.7 high max (C) on 5th 
14.3 low max (C) on 19th 
16.5 high min (C) on 4th 
7.3 low min (C) on 8th 

39.8 rain total (mm)
59 % of av 
12 raindays (with 0.2mm or more)
9 wetdays (1.0mm or more)
10.4 most in a day (mm) on 18th

A changeable month with a mix of sunny spells and cloud.
Worthwhile pleasant sunshine during 5th-7th, 11th-12th.
Temperatures slightly above average overall, milder from 1st-16th
and cooler from 17th-30th. 
Drier month than usual, most rain occurring between 19th and 26th. 
Windy 19th-21st and 23rd-24th.
Coolest nights 18th (3.2C) and 27th (3.5C)

18.0 mean max (C) 
+0.6 diff from av (C)
10.3 mean min (C) 
+0.3 diff from av (C)
14.2 mean (C)
+0.5 diff from av (C)
23.6 high max (C) on 6th 
11.6 low max (C) on 27th 
14.2 high min (C) on 1st 
3.2 low min (C) on 18th 

45.5 rain total (mm)
63 % of av 
12 raindays (days with 0.2mm or more)
6 wetdays (days with 1.0mm or more)
23.8 most in a day (mm) on 23rd

October 2007 November 2007 December 2007

Quite a cloudy month with brighter spells 17th-21st and 29th-31st.
With higher than usual minimum temps and around normal maximum temps, 
the month had slightly above average temps overall. It remained mild
until 17th, then turned cooler, becoming mild again 29-31st.
Only worthwhile rain was 8th-9th, 13th-16th and 26th-29th, but totalled
just 30.2mm, making it the driest October here since 1978, and the 
lowest number of raindays since 1995.
The mean 0900 pressure for the month here (1023.3) was the highest since
records started in 1956.

13.9 mean max (C) 
+0.2 diff from av (C)
8.0 mean min (C) 
+0.8 diff from av (C)
10.9 mean (C)
+0.4 diff from av (C)
17.6 high max (C) on 12th 
10.1 low max (C) on 25th 
14.8 high min (C) on 13th 
-0.2 low min (C) on 24th 

30.2 rain total (mm)
42 % of av 
11 raindays (with 0.2mm or more)
7 wetdays (with 1.0mm or more)
13.5 most in a day (mm) on 16th

1 day with air frost on 24th

3 days with fog 9th, 10th, 11th

Nov temperatures slightly above normal, milder 1st-11th (highest max 17.1 on 2nd is highest since records started here in 1956), cooler 12th-25th
and then milder again 26th-30th. 
30mm rain fell on 17th/18th, nearly half the month's total.
Sleet from 1300 then snow from 1930 fell on 18th, 3cm lying into morning of 19th.

Airfrosts 12th (-2.1C), 15th, 16th, then 23rd and 24th (-3.7C equalling Nov 2003s
coolest night). 

Windy days from 6th-11th.
15 days saw some sunshine, but only 15th-17th remained mostly cloud-free.

9.9 mean max (C) 
+0.7 diff from av (C)
4.3 mean min (C) 
+0.4 diff from av (C)
7.1 mean (C)
+0.5 diff from av (C)
17.1 high max (C) on 2 
4.6 low max (C) 18 
9.9 high min (C) on 8 
-3.7 low min (C) on 24 

63.4 rain total (mm)
90 % of av 
15 raindays (days with 0.2mm or more)
13 wetdays (days with 1.0mm or more)
22.8 most in a day (mm) on 18

5 days with air frost 
sleet/snow falling on 18
3cm snow lying on 19 

1 day with fog 21

December began mild, frost free, wet and windy, but from 11th turned cold with night frosts, although remaining dry. After 24th it became mild, frost free and wet again. Overall the monthly mean temperature was about normal, while rainfall was only 63% of usual for December. Not a particularly wintery end to the year. 

7.1 mean max (C) 
+0.2 diff from av (C)
2.4 mean min (C) 
-0.3 diff from av (C)
4.7 mean (C)
-0.1 diff from av (C)
14.1 high max (C) on 6th 
1.0 low max (C) on 20th 
9.7 high min (C) on 28th 
-3.6 low min (C) on 11th 

51.2 rain total (mm)
63.8 % of av 
14 raindays (with 0.2mm or more)
10 wetdays (with 1.0mm or more)
14.5 most in a day (mm) on 24th

11 days with air frost 

0 sleet/snow falling 
0 50% snow cover 
0 thunder heard 

1 day fog on 20th

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