January's mean temperature was normal, although an unseasonably warm
beginning and ending on 1st – 4th, and 27th
– 31st, but turning cold from 5th – 7th,
and 20th – 26th.
Most rain fell before the 8th , very little after
that, making January the 10th driest in the last 68 years
here. There was a light
dusting of snow about 0.3cm from 2000 on 4th, with 0.2cm
still lying the following morning. On the 6th about 0.5cm
snow fell from 1100 although melted by early afternoon.
a breezy month too, especially 1st – 9th , and
very windy from 29th - 31st.
Dullest days were 23rd – 25th, and
sunniest 11th – 14th, 17th – 21st,
and 26th –31st .
Just 1 fog day on 14th.
mean max (C)
1.3 mean min (C)
4.3 mean (C)
0.0 deg avg (C) , the 29th = highest in 68 years
13.0 high max (C) on 1, 9th = highest
2.9 low max (C)
10.9 high min (C) on 1, a
new record highest
-3.7 low min (C)
29.8 rain total (mm) 41% of
av, 10th driest
Most rain was 6.6mm on 1st
20 raindays (days with
8 wetdays (days with >=1mm),
4th = fewest
very wet day (days with >=5mm),
3rd = fewest
25 days with ground frosts , 9th
9 days with airfrosts
1 day with fog
57% cloud cover percent
92% mean RH
Mean pressure was 1025.3mb
has been mild, enjoying the 5th = highest mean temperature in
57 years, and the 4th = highest mean max and mean min.
Only 1961 and 2014 have had zero air frosts, and now 2022.
Although 14 ground frosts were recorded, the lowest min
temperature never got to freezing point.
Rainflall was the 5th highest monthly total, most falling on
4th, 6th, 13th to 20th , and
Windiest days were 20th-21st (storm Franklyn), 16th
(storm Dudley) and 18th (storm Eunice), an unusual string of
storms in succession passing nearby. It was quite sunny from 22nd
to 27th, but dull around 8th-9th, 13th-15th,
20th -21st .
3.5 mmin (C)
6.6 mean(C) +1.9
diff from av (C).
14.0 high max (C) on 16th
5.7 low max (C) on 24th
8.8 high min (C) on 2nd
0.7 low min (C) on
104.2 rain total (mm)
189.5% of av
19 raindays (days with >=0.2mm) (5th highest in 67 years)
14 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
10 very wet days (days with >=5mm) (2nd highest in 67
14 days ground frost
0 days air frost (only
ever happened here in 1961 and 2014 before)
67% cloud cover percent
88% mean RH ------------------------------------------------
REPORT FOR WINTER (Dec2021,
MeanMax 8.4 6.8
V Wet Days 17
Cloud oktas 5.5
temperature ranks 6th= highest in 57 years, so a mild winter
Rainfall is 18th highest, raindays are 9th
highest, so wetter than average too.
a cooler start to the month, March grew steadily warmer until a downturn
on 29th. It was very pleasant from 22nd to 28th.
Mean temperature for March was the 6th highest on record here
(in 67 years). Mean Max was 2nd highest (beating 2012 and
2017) but Mean Min was only 14th mildest. There were only 2
airfrosts, the 7th fewest on record, on 8th and 31st.
In recent years, 2012 and 2019 had no air frosts, and 2017 had just 1.
Rainfall was close to normal, wettest from 2nd to 4th
and 11th to 16th, otherwise good long dry periods.
March had the 12th fewest raindays. There were brief
snow flurries on 31st, but this did not settle.
Dullest days were 2-3, 11 and 16, and brightest were from 17th
to 31st, with the exception of 21st and 30th.
Windiest days were between 8th and 13th, calmest
20th to 30th. Just one day had fog, on 2nd,
although several days remained misty.
12.9 mmax (C)
8.2 mean(C) +1.4 diff from av (C), the 6th
mildest in 67 years.
20.8 high max (C) on 24th
low max (C) on 2nd
high min (C) on 10th
low min (C) on 8th and
rain total (mm)
102.6% of av rainfall
11 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
wetdays (days with >=1mm)
very wet days (days with >=5mm
14 days ground frost
days air frost
day with snow flurries on 31st
day with fog
52% cloud cover percent
86% mean RH