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