2020 Weather

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January 2020 February 2020 March 2020

January 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 1956.
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 fog days.
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)  on 19
  7.4 high min (C)  on 12
 -1.1 low min (C)   on 21
56.2 rain total (mm)  85% of av 
Most rain was 14.1mm on 8 

  20 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
  12 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
    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
No thunder
74% cloud cover percent
93% mean RH 
Mean pressure was 1018.4mb
Highest pressure 1049.3mb (new record)

A 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.

Mean 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 and 7th  (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.
 
  8.9 mmax (C) 
  2.9 mmin (C) 
  5.9 mean(C)  +1.7 diff from av (C), the 9th mildest in 65 years.
12.1 high max (C) on 24th  
  5.5 low max (C) on 11th   
  7.4 high min (C) on 1st
 -1.5 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
  2 days air frost
75% cloud cover percent
95% mean RH 

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Seasonal Summary for
Winter 2020 (Dec,Jan,Feb)
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Winter 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.

Statistically 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.

  10.6 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)  on 19 
  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 >=5mm)

Ground frost on 17 days
Air frost on 6 days
No fog days
52% cloud cover percent
83% mean RH 

Mean pressure was 1016.9 mb

 

April 2020 May 2020 June 2020

A warm month, mean temperature 11.4C, 2.7 degrees above normal, making it the 3rd highest in 65 years here (beaten in 2011 and 2007). Maximum temperatures exceeded 20C from 7th –12th,  16th-17th and 22nd-26th. Just one airfrost on 14th with temperature dropping to –1.4C.

Rainfall only 41.0mm (similar to March), 66% of normal, ranking 23rd driest in 65 years. Wettest days were 12th, then 28th – 30th .  
No rain fell 4th-6th, 8th-12th, 14th-16th or 19th-25th.

Sunniest spells were 19th-27th, and mostly sunny 6th-11th and 14th-16th.
Windy 12th-13th and 20th-21st.

Consequently, being warmer and with less rain, the soil (still dry from March) remained dry for the month and more watering of crops than usual was required!

  17.4 mean max (C) 
   5.3 mean min (C) 
 11.4 mean (C)  +2.7 diff from av (C)

25.7 high max (C) on 11
  7.0 low max (C)  on 28
10.5 high min (C) on 11
 -1.4 low min (C) on 14
41.0 rain total (mm)  66% of av 
Most rain was 10mm on 12th    

11 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
  8 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  4 very wet days (days with >=5mm)

Ground frost on 5 days
Air frost on 1day
No fog days
38% cloud cover percent
79% mean RH 

Mean pressure was 1018.2 mb

 

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Seasonal Summary for
Spring 2020 (Mar, Apr, May)
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Seasonal Summary for
Summer 2020 (Jun, Jul, Aug)
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Seasonal Summary for
Autumn 2020 (Sep, Oct, Nov)
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