mild February, especially so 12th-26th, although
cooler at the beginning and end of the month. The mean was exceeded by at
least one degree in 1998, 1990, 2011 and 2002.
While the MeanMax was not exceptional, the MeanMin was within a
degree of the record high in 2011, ranking 6th.
Air frosts were recorded only on 5th and 6th, but 14
days saw ground frosts, every day from 4th to 15th,
also 24th and 28th.
Rainfall slightly above normal, well spread across the month with brief
respite 9-10th and 17-20th. Wettest days were 27th
with 8mm, 22nd with 7.5mm, 6th and 28th
Windy 2-3rd and 20-27th, although the highlight was
on 23rd with storm Doris bringing peak gusts of 61mph, while
pressure dropped to 986.3mb at 0930 and 1000 .
A few sunny days were had particularly on 4th, 7th,
13th and 24th.
7.9 mean max (C)
3.3 mean min (C)
5.6 mean (C) +1.4 diff
from av (C)
14.6 high max (C) on 20
1.7 low max (C) on
9.2 high min (C) on
-1.8 low min (C) on
58.5 rain total (mm)
125 % of av
20 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
13 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
4 very wet days (days with
Ground frost on 14 days
Air frost on 2 days
cloud cover percent
93% mean RH
REPORT FOR WINTER (Dec 2016,
Jan 2017, Feb 2017)
a mild winter, the mean temperature being 1.0degC higher than normal.
MeanMax was 0.8degC higher and Mean Min 1.2degC higher than normal.
Rainfall was 84% of normal, and while RainDays were slightly higher,
WetDays and VeryWetDays were both slightly lower than normal.
month by month, there was quite a variation in the make up of Winter.
Dec and Feb were +1.5degC and 1.4degC milder than normal, Jan 0.4degC
While Dec was very dry, Jan and Feb were wet months
167.3 197.6 84.8%
V Wet Days