was the 4th
wettest in this station's 66 years of records, ranking 2nd
or 3rd in raindays, wetdays and very wet days. Just 5
days had no rain measured/ The majority of the rainfall was between 11th
5.1 mean max (C) 10th= lowest in 66 years here
Mean temp 2.6C ranks 12th= lowest, in recent years only 2010
had a colder 1.5C.The month began cold, until 11th when it
returned to normal, apart from cold days between 22nd and 26th.
Lowest minimum temps were on 25th –26th , 7th
and 1st -2nd .
There were 15 airfrosts (13th = greatest number) and 26
ground frosts (4th = greatest number). Snow fell on 8
days (the 8th
greatest number) bringing a total of 15.8cm of new snowfall (a
less impressive 13th greatest).
Windiest days were 19th-20th. There was fog
on 8 days (equalling the greatest number on record).
mean min (C) 15th = lowest
1.5 deg below avg (C) 12th = lowest
11.2 high max (C) on 28
low max (C)
high min (C)
low min (C)
123.8 rain total (mm)
187% of av, 4th
Most rain was 16.1mm on 27th
raindays (days with >=0.2mm), 2nd
19 wetdays (days with >=1mm),
very wet days (days with >=5mm), 2nd=
26 days with Ground frosts , 4th=
15 days with airfrosts, 13th= greatest number
days with fog 1,7-8,13-16,24, equalling
75% cloud cover percent
95% mean RH
Mean pressure was 1011.2mb
got progressively colder until 15th, with significant frosts 9th
to 14th, and snow from late evening on 7th until the
11th. After that it became milder, so the overall temperatures
were nearly normal.
Rainfall was above average, with 7th highest number of raindays
and 9th highest number of very wet days (in 66 years records
here). The first and third
weeks of the month were wettest, and the 2nd and 4th
fairly dry. A quarter of the month's rainfall was on the 1st
and 2nd .
It was dull for much of the month with occasional sunshine, the best
proper sunny days were from 25th to 28th. It was
windy at times, especially from 18th to 24th, the
highest windspeeds being recorded on the 23rd.
So after a wet start to 2021, at least the end of February brought better
sunshine and a breeze which has started to dry out the the top layer of
the soil in the garden!
8.0 mmax (C)
1.8 mmin (C)
4.9 mean(C) +0.2 diff
from av (C).
14.2 high max (C) on 24th
0.6 low max (C) on 8th
8.1 high min (C) on 21st
-4.9 low min (C) on 11th
62.0 rain total (mm)
112.7% of av
22 raindays (days with >=0.2mm) (7th highest in 66 years)
12 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
6 very wet days (days with
>=5mm) (9th highest in 66 years)
17 days ground frost
10 days air frost
71% cloud cover percent
92% mean RH
REPORT FOR WINTER (Dec2020,
MeanMax 6.5 6.8
Raindays 74 (new
Wet Days 54 (2nd
V Wet Days25 (=2nd highest) 14.7
Cloud oktas 4.8
temperatures were slightly below normal, rainfall has been 15% above, with
Dec and Jan delivering 128mm and 124mm respectively, adding to that we had
in Aug and Oct, so the ground remains saturated.
has been the 3rd wettest winter on record in 66years here, beaten only in
1960, 1990 and 2014. The 74 raindays are a new record, beating 71 in 2014.
The 54 wet days are now the 2nd highest, there were 59 in 2014. The 25
very wet days are now joint 2nd equals with 2013 and 2016, beaten by 39 in
March was a mild and dry month. Mean temp 0.4deg above normal (18th
highest in 66 years records here), with temperature increasing steadily
throughout the month, becoming very warm on 30th and 31st.
There were air frosts on 1st, 6-7th , 9th
and 22nd, and ground frosts from 1st – 9th,
17th – 18th, 22nd – 23rd
Rainfall only 30.2mm, the lowest since 2012, and ranking 14th
lowest on record. While numerically 15 raindays were "normal",
March had 11th fewest wet days, and only 2 years have had
fewer very wet days.
It was very windy 10th – 13th, and windy 26th
Fog was recorded on 3 days (1st, 3rd and 18th)
and hail on 2 days (11th and 26th).
Mean pressure was the highest since 2012, and the 8th highest
in 66 years.
11.1 mmax (C)
mean(C) +0.4 diff from av (C), the 18th
mildest in 66 years.
24.3 high max (C) on 31st
low max (C) on 1st
10.5 high min (C) on 31st
low min (C) on 6th and
rain total (mm)
55.5% of av
15 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
wetdays (days with >=1mm)
very wet days (days with >=5mm
14 days ground frost
days air frost
82% cloud cover percent
88% mean RH
was a cold and dry month, with only a few "April Showers".
Statistically 1.8deg below normal, cooler 1st – 17th
and 27th-30th , but pleasantly warm mostly between
18th and 24th.
The Mean Min temperature was just 1.6C, the 2nd lowest
here in 66 years.
Rainfall was a low 19.8mm,
the 10th lowest here, most falling on 10th
and 30th, but many days were dry 1st-4th
and 13th-26th .
Snow/sleet showers on 6th, 10th and 11th,
although not lying for long, and small hail fell on 6th, 10th
Windiest days were 1st, 5th, 8th
Sunniest days were 2nd-6th, 8th, 10th-26th,
28th and 30th, dullest were 1st, 7th,
9th, 27th and 29th.
A new record mean daily pressure was set at 1024.2mb.
A good month mostly for growers,
the sunshine and breeze was good for drying the soil, although
the frostly nights had to be watched out for, and many trips with
watering cans had to be made for the fruit and vegetables!
mean max (C)
mean min (C)
-1.8 diff from av (C), the 16th = lowest in 66 years
20.1 high max (C) on 19
low max (C)
high min (C) on
low min (C) on 7
19.8 rain total (mm)
33% of av (10th lowest on record)
Most rain was 7.8mm on 30th
raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
3 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
2 very wet days (days with >=5mm)
Ground frost on
20 days (new record)
Air frost on 11 days
3 days with hail
1 day with snow, and 2 days with sleet
1 day with fog 12th
0 days with thunder
51% cloud cover percent
79% mean RH
Mean pressure was
1024.2mb (new record)