was a mild month, the mean temperature being the 7th=
highest, last exceeded in 2007-2008. The MeanMin, LoMin and LoMax all
ranked between 2nd and 4th highest here since
There were fewer air frosts than normal, just 4, ranking 7th
fewest. The 9 ground frosts also ranked 7th fewest (there
were fewer still 2005-8 and 2010-11).
Rainfall was slightly less than usual. There were slightly above average
A new record high pressure was recorded here at 02:00 on 20/01/2020.
8.1 mean max (C)
3.7 mean min (C)
5.9 mean (C)
+1.8 diff from av (C)
12.0 high max (C) on 14
5.1 low max (C)
7.4 high min (C)
-1.1 low min (C)
56.2 rain total (mm) 85% of
Most rain was 14.1mm on 8
20 raindays (days with
12 wetdays (days with
6 very wet
days (days with >=5mm)
9 days with Ground frosts
4 days with airfrosts 18th –21st
4 days with fog 19, 22-23, 30
74% cloud cover percent
93% mean RH
Mean pressure was 1018.4mb
Highest pressure 1049.3mb (new record)
new record wet month here (147.8mm rainfall, over three times normal,
the previous record was 130.8mm in 2014 and 129.4mm in 1977).
Wettest day was 15th with 39.5mm, followed by a further
12.5mm the next day, making 52mm over these two days, a normal
February’s monthly total.
Some rain fell every day from 8th to 29th
so the ground remains saturated!
Brief small hail on 25th , 29th.
temperature was 1.7 degrees above normal, ranking 9th highest
since 1956. Notable the LoMax and LoMin temperatures ranked 2nd
and 4th highest, while there were just 2 air frosts on 6th
(only two years have had fewer).
Sunniest days were 5th-8th,12th, 27th
and 29th. Dullest were 4th, 9th, 15th,
19th, 21st and 28th.
Ground frosts were recorded 5th-8th, 11th-14th,
17th-19th, 21st and 25th-29th.
The passing of a series of named storms provided very windy conditions 9th-11th,
15th-16th and 29th.
mean(C) +1.7 diff from av (C), the 9th mildest in 65
12.1 high max (C) on 24th
low max (C) on 11th
high min (C) on 1st
low min (C) on 6th
147.8 rain total (mm)
315.8% of av
22 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
19 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
12 very wet days (days with >=5mm on 15th .
17 days ground frost
days air frost
75% cloud cover percent
95% mean RH
was mild 1.5 degrees above normal (7th mildest recorded here in 65
years), very wet (7th wettest, although in recent years it was
higher in 2014/13/16) with a total over 144% above normal.
Seasonal Summary for
Winter 2020 (Dec,Jan,Feb)
March was quite an average month, no records broken. Mean temp just 0.1
degrees above normal, coldest between 1st and 5th,
mildest 24th to 26th. There were air frosts on 2nd,
6th, 22-23rd and 26-27th .
Rainfall was 75% of normal (ranking 20th lowest in 65 years),
most fell around 9th and around 14th, and totally
dry from 20th through to 29th.
Windiest 7th to 12th, sunniest 22nd
to 26th. The end
of the month was very kind to gardeners.
mean max (C)
2.6 mean min (C)
6.6 mean (C)
+0.1 diff from av (C)
18.0 high max (C) on 25
5.4 low max (C)
7.9 high min (C) on 18
-2.9 low min (C) on 6
40.8 rain total (mm)
75% of av
Most rain was 7.6mm on 9th/14th
17 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
11 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
3 very wet days (days with
Ground frost on 17 days
Air frost on 6 days
No fog days
52% cloud cover percent
83% mean RH
pressure was 1016.9 mb