2018 Weather

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January 2018 February 2018 March 2018


A mild month with mild start and finish, coolest 6th to 9th. Many nights had ground frost, but only 5 had an air frost (10th fewest in 63 years).

Rainfall was a third higher than average, but the number of raindays was the 4th equal highest. Wettest periods were 1st-5th, 15th-17th, 20th-21st, 24th-29th, with ground saturated. The only dry days were 8, 12-13, 19, 22.
Snow fell 20th and 21st, 1cm in all.  
Very windy 3rd and 17th.  Highest estimated gusts were 57mph on 18th, 53mph on 3rd.  
Sunniest days were 10th, 7th, 30th, 19th, 25th, sunless days were 2nd, 8th-9th, 13th-14th and 23rd.

 7.1 mean max (C) 
 2.2 mean min (C) 
 4.6 mean (C)   +0.5 diff from av (C)

12.1 high max (C) on 28
  1.6 low max (C)  on  20 
  8.9 high min (C) on  29
 -1.9 low min (C) on    6
90.0 rain total (mm)  136 % of av 
Most rain was 13.0mm on 21st

24 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
(=4th highest number of raindays)

17 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  5 very wet days (days with >=5mm)

Ground frost on 22 days
Air frost on 5 days (10th fewest)
1 day with fog 21st   (vis 0.5km)
72% cloud cover percent
92% mean RH 

Snow 0.5cm fell 20th, 1130-1400, lying
further 0.5cm fell 21st 0800-1100, thawing quickly


A cool month except for 14th-21st which was milder than normal.  A steep dip in temperature at the end of the month from 26th, when it rarely went above 0C.
Rainfall was 81% of normal, the majority falling 3rd and from 8th-20th.
Windy on 1st  from NW, 8th 15th from SW quarter, and NE quarter 24th-28th.
Sunniest 23rd-25th, fairly sunny 15th-17th, dullest 3rd, 13th-14th and 19th.
Snow flurries gave 0.2cm on 6th and 0.5cm on 11th, but an extremely cold end to the month, temperature dropping to 6.5C on 28th, and a 0.7cm snow falling 27th-28th.

  5.4 mean max (C) 
 -0.1 mean min (C) 
  2.7 mean (C)  -1.5 diff from av (C) was the 14th lowest in 63 years here.

  9.9 high max (C) on 19
 -1.4 low max (C) on  28 
  5.0 high min (C) on  20 
 -6.5 low min (C) on   28

 37.8 rain total (mm)  80.8 % of av 
 15 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
  9 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  2 very wet days (days with >=5mm)

Ground frost on 24 days
Air frost on 14 days (15th highest, there were 19 in 2013)
63% cloud cover percent
89% mean RH 



Mean temp 0.1deg below normal, but MeanMaxwas0.4deg lower, and MeanMin  was 0.1deg higher than normal.
Rainfall 126.9% of normal, with about 20% more raindays and wetdays.

            -6.0 MEAN            3.9           4.0          -0.1 
HighMin        8.9         11.7                
MeanMin       1.4          1.3          +0.1
LoMin           -7.0         -14.5                           
RAINFALL    251.6       198.2      126.9%
Raindays       62            50.4       +11.6
Wet Days       42            35.8        + 6.2
V Wet Days    15            14.3        + 0.7
Oktas             5.5            5.7
Bright Sun    167.0       160.0      104%


March was cold with a mean temp overall 1.7deg below normal. Although temperatures for much of the month were around normal, the periods 1st-4th and 17th-19th were cold.  Air frosts were recorded 1st-4th and 18th-21st.  The lowest minima were 6.9C on 1st and 4.9C on 2nd.

Total March rainfall was the greatest since 1981122.8mm (224% of normal).
25 days experienced rainfall, the wettest being 30th when 22mm fell on already saturated ground, but 10 more days seeing more than 5mm daily rainfall. The number of raindays, wetdays and very wetdays are all new records for March.

Snow fell on 4 days,  with 2nd 3rd producing 12.5cm and 17th 18th giving 13.5cm, making a monthly total of 26cm.  There was lying snow at 0900h on 6 days, 1st- 4th, 18th 19th, greatest depths being 13cm on 3rd and 13.5cm on 18th.

Fog was recorded on 4th, 12th, 27th and 30th. Windiest days were 1st, 2nd, then 17th, 19th and 18th.  Sunniest days were between 16th - 26th, and dullest 1st 3rd , 12th and 31st. The mean pressure 1001.9mb was a new record low, beating 1002.4mb in 1981.

 8.2 mean max (C) 
 1.4 mean min (C) 
 4.8 mean (C)   -1.7 diff from av (C)

15.0 high max (C) on 25
- 2.1 low max (C)  on 
 6.2 high min (C) on  12
- 6.9 low min (C) on    1
122.8 rain total (mm)  224 % of av 
Most rain was 22.0mm on 30th 

25 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
20 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
11 very wet days (days with >=5mm)

Ground frost on 20 days
Air frost on 8 days
4 days with fog 4,12,27,30
77% cloud cover percent
91% mean RH 

Mean pressure was 1001.9mb (lowest in 63 years)



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