2017 Weather

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January 2017 February 2017 March 2017


January statistically was a little cooler and a little wetter than normal.
However it experienced quite mild temperatures 6th -10th, and at the end of the month, but very cold 5th-6th and 24th-28th. It was also very wet at times, 14th-16th and 27th onwards, but virtually dry 17th-26th.
With pressure remaining high throughout most of the month, the 6th highest mean pressure was recorded.
Quite breezy at times, especially 11th-13th.
Air frosts 2nd-6th, 13th, 20th-27th.
So in reality it was mixed. It certainly felt pleasantly mild almost springlike at times, but bitterly cold feel at others especially with the wind. But averaged out, no monthly records were broken, most parameters ranking midway in the 62 years of records held here.

 6.4 mean max (C) 
 1.1 mean min (C)
 3.7 mean (C)  -0.4 diff from av (C)
10.9 high max (C) on 10
-0.3 low max (C) on 26
 6.1 high min (C) on 11
-4.3 low min (C) on 5,27

78.4 rain total (mm)
118% of av
18 raindays (>=0.2mm)
11 wetdays (>=1mm)
  8 very wet days (>=5mm)
19 ground frosts
12 air frosts
68 cloud cover%
95 mean RH%  


A mild February, especially so 12th-26th, although cooler at the beginning and end of the month. The mean was exceeded by at least one degree in 1998, 1990, 2011 and 2002.  While the MeanMax was not exceptional, the MeanMin was within a degree of the record high in 2011, ranking 6th.
Air frosts were recorded only on 5th and 6th, but 14 days saw ground frosts, every day from 4th to 15th, also 24th and 28th.
Rainfall slightly above normal, well spread across the month with brief respite 9-10th and 17-20th. Wettest days were 27th with 8mm, 22nd with 7.5mm, 6th and 28th with 7mm.
Windy 2-3rd and 20-27th, although the highlight was on 23rd with storm Doris bringing peak gusts of 61mph, while pressure dropped to 986.3mb at 0930 and 1000 .
A few sunny days were had particularly on 4th, 7th, 13th and 24th.

  7.9 mean max (C) 
  3.3 mean min (C) 
  5.6 mean (C)  +1.4 diff from av (C)

14.6 high max (C) on 20
  1.7 low max (C) on   
  9.2 high min (C) on  22 
 -1.8 low min (C) on    6

58.5 rain total (mm)
125 % of av 
20 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
13 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  4 very wet days (days with >=5mm)

Ground frost on 14 days
Air frost on 2 days

63% cloud cover percent
93% mean RH 

SEASONAL REPORT FOR WINTER  (Dec 2016, Jan 2017, Feb 2017)

Statistically a mild winter, the mean temperature being 1.0degC higher than normal.
MeanMax was 0.8degC higher and Mean Min 1.2degC higher than normal.
Rainfall was 84% of normal, and while RainDays were slightly higher, WetDays and VeryWetDays were both slightly lower than normal.

Looking month by month, there was quite a variation in the make up of  Winter.
Dec and Feb were +1.5degC and 1.4degC milder than normal, Jan 0.4degC cooler.
While Dec was very dry, Jan and Feb were wet months

                     this year   normal   anomaly

MeanMax        7.6             6.8       +0.8 

LoMax             -0.3           -6.0                                                                 

MEAN               5.0             4.0       +1.0 
HighMin           9.6            11.7                             
MeanMin         2.5             1.3       +1.2

LoMin               -4.3        -14.5   

RAINFALL       167.3      197.6     84.8%                        
Raindays            55         50.2       +4.8

Wet Days            31         35.7        -4.7

V Wet Days         13         14.3       -1.3



March was a pleasantly very mild month, ranking 4th mildest, with the mean min 2nd. Particularly mild between 8th-29th and 25th-31st.

Rainfall was again above normal, most falling 1st-7th, 19th-22nd, and 28th (accompanied by a brief thunderstorm).

Many days had useful of sunshine, exceptions were 3rd, 11th, 16th, 18th, 29th.

Windiest days were 2nd, 17th-19th.

 12.3 mean max (C) 
  4.8 mean min (C) 
  8.5 mean (C)  +2.0 diff from av (C)
19.8 high max (C) on 30
  7.4 low max (C) on 22
11.0 high min (C) on 31 
-0.2 low min (C) on 23

 74.7 rain total (mm)  136% of av 
15 raindays (>=0.2mm)
12 wetdays (>=1mm)
  7 very wet days (>=5mm)

 8 ground frosts
1 air frost on 23
68 cloud cover% 
90 mean RH% 


April 2017 May 2017 June 2017



Spring Stats

Mar, Apr, May 



July 2017 August 2017 September 2017

Summer Stats

Jun, Jul, Aug 



October 2017 November 2017 December 2017

Autumn Stats

Sep, Oct, Nov 



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