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January 2024 February 2024 March 2024

January started and finished mild, but 6th to 20th was cooler than normal, overall the mean temperature was exectly normal.  The coldest night was 7.1C on 18th, mildest day was 13.6C on 23rd.
10 nights had air frosts, 18 ground frosts both close to the median of last 69 years.
The only significant rainfal was on 2nd 3rd (33mm), and 21st  (19mm), accounting for most of the rainfall for the month, while 4th to 20th was essentially dry.
Windiest days were 20th to 26th, when storms ISHA and JOCELYN passed by.

Overall a drier than usual January, temperature statistically normal, but mild then cold then mild again. A windy end to the month, rainfall mostly falling on 3 days, dry and cold for half the month between 7th and 20th .

  6.9 mean max (C) 
  2.0 mean min (C)  
  4.9 mean (C)  +0.0 deg avg (C)
13.6 high max (C) on 23 , 3rd highest HiMax
  1.6 low max (C)  on 17
  6.9 high min (C)  on 22
 -7.1 low min (C)   on 18

55.6 rain total (mm)  77% of av,
Most rain was 16.0mm on 21st 

  18 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
    7 wetdays (days with >=1mm),   9th  fewest
    3 very wet days (days with >=5mm),  12th  fewest  
 18 days with ground frosts
 10 days with airfrosts

No fog
No thunder
58% cloud cover percent
88% mean RH 
Mean pressure was 1017.4mb

 

February has been the mildest one in 69 years of records here. Mean and MeanMin were both record highs, MeanMax was 3rd highest. Most of the first 21 days in the month enjoyed well above the normal Mean temperatures, but fell to normal levels from 22nd.
Rainfall was 228% of normal and spread over the month, so already saturated ground has not recovered yet. The 9 very wet days ranked 4th greatest on record.
A windy month, especially around 5th -6th  and 21st .

10.4 mmax (C)  (3rd highest in 69 years)
  4.5 mmin (C)   (highest on record)
  7.4 mean(C)   +2.7 diff from av (C). (highest on record)
16.4 high max (C) on 15th (4th  highest) 
  5.9 low max (C) on 22nd  (2nd highest)  
 10.7 high min (C) on 15th (2nd highest)  
 -1.5 low min (C) on 27th (5th = highest)
125.4 rain total (mm)  (4th wettest on record, beating 2020, 2014,1977)
228.0% of av 

23 raindays ( >=0.2mm) (3rd highest)
 15 wetdays ( >=1mm)
   9 very wet days (>=5mm) (4th highest)
 
20.0 mm greatest fall in a day, on 8th
 13 days ground frost on 1,2, 7-9, 12-13, 23-28
   2 days air frost on 24, 27
   6 days with fog on 11,14,15,17,25,26
 75% cloud cover percent
 92% mean RH  

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SEASONAL REPORT FOR WINTER  (Dec2023, Jan2024, Feb2024)

A mild Winter with mean temperature 1.5 deg above normal, Dec and Feb contributing most to this. Rainfall was 160% of normal, Dec and Feb being very wet.. The ground here is very saturated indeed because of the rainfall, and some plants are bursting into flower prematurely with the mild February temperatures.

Comparing Winters over the last 30 year period, and over the last 69 years, the more recent period shows Mean, MeanMax and MeanMin about 0.4 degrees higher than the longer period. Comparing Spring in the same way shows an increase of about 0,7 degrees, Summer about 0.7 degrees and Autumn about 0.3 degrees higher. Rainfall also is greater in the recent period, 2% more in Winter and Spring, but 5% more in Summer and 8% in the Autumn.

               this year  normal  anomaly          ranking
MeanMax    8.7         7.3           +1.4                 5th = highest
MEAN           6.1         4.6           +1.5                 4th = highest
MeanMin     3.5         1.8           +1.7                 highest on record
RAINFALL    333.6    207.8        160%               3rd highest
Raindays     66         52.4         .126%              5th highest
Wet Days     42         37.0          113%               18th highest
V Wet Days  21         15.1         139%.              8th highest
Cloud oktas    5.6      5.3         105%

  

March had few cool days so the MeanMin temp was the 3rd mildest in 69 years here, and the Mean temp was +1.2 deg above normal. The start of the month was below average temps but the rest was above average, the warmest days were 17-19 reaching 15.8C.

Another wet month, with most falling 26-28, 9-12, and 1. Monthly rainfall was 6th highest, following last March's 2nd highest on record here. Raindays were 2nd highest , wet and very wet days 4th highest on record for March. Ground at this site with clay below the surface remains saturated.

Windiest days were mostly in second half of the month, especially 28-29, 13-14 and 23.  Sunniuest days were 29-30, 24 and 3-5, dullest 31, 13-14 and 25
Mean pressure was the 3rd lowest on record.

 

103.0 rain total (mm),
189.3% of av rainfall
25 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
18 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  8 very wet days (days with >=5mm


  8 days ground frost
  1 days air frost on 3rd
  1 day with snow 2nd 0500 clear by 0800
  0 days with snow lying at 0900
  7 days with fog 2, 5-7,11-12,19
77% cloud cover percent
89% mean RH 

Sunniest days 29-30, 24, 3-5
Dullest days 31, 25, 13-14
Windiest days were 28-29, 23,13-14

 

April 2024 May 2024 June 2024

April was statistically +0.4 degrees above normal, slightly milder 11th 13th, and cooler 18th 20th. The Mean temperature ranked 13th highest for April in 69 years here. Unsurprisingly this led to just 4 ground frosts , 8th = fewest, and 2 air frosts, 17th =fewest on record.  The HiMin temperature ranked 4th = highest.

Rainfall of 73.8mm was 123% of normal for April, ranking 16th highest. The 21 raindays ranked 4th = highest number, and the 7 very wet days ranked 7th highest.

It was a windy month, ranking 2nd highest mean wind speed in the last 19 years, and 6th highest gust speed.

13.9 mean max (C)  20th highest in 69 years
   5.5 mean min (C)   9th highest in 69 years
   9.7 mean (C)   +0.4 diff from av (C)  13th highest
20.0 high max (C) on 11
  8.2 low max (C)  on  22
 11.7 high min (C) on  6   4th= highest
 -0.4 low min (C) on 18    11th highest

73.8 rain total (mm)  16th highest
123.0% of normal
Most rain was 12.4mm on 27th
 21 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)  4th highest
 15 wetdays (days with >=1mm)     11th highest
   7 very wet days (days with >=5mm)  7th highest

Ground frost on 4 days , 18th, 20th, 25-26th   8th = fewest
Air frost on 2 days,  18th, 20th    17th = fewest
No days with hail
No days with snow or sleet
1 day with fog on 22nd
No days with thunder
59% cloud cover percent
83% mean RH 

Mean pressure was 1012.0mb. Highest pressure was 1032.3mb on 2nd and 21st, and lowest pressure was 990.7mb on 1st.

May was a very warm month, statistically +2.3 degrees above normal, the  highest Mean temperature in 69 years here. The Mean Min was also a record high value, and the Mean Max was 3rd = highest on record.  Warmest days 9 12, coolest days 2-3, 27-31. Rainfall was just above normal, ranking 19th highest, wettest days were 21-22, 13 and 26. Sunniest days 4-13, 15, 18-20, 27.  Dullest days  2-3, 16, 22, 28.

19.6 mean max (C)  3rd = highest on record
  9.8 mean min (C)   new highest record
14.7 mean (C)  +2.3 diff from av (C)  new highest record
26.9 high max (C) on 10
  9.9 low max (C) on  3
13.1 high min (C) on 18
  5.1 low min (C) on 5   3rd = highest on record
73.0 rain total (mm)    19th highest rainfall on record
120.9% of av 
16 raindays (days with >=0.2mm)
12 wetdays (days with >=1mm)
  5 very wet days (days with >=5mm)
No Ground frost  and  No Air frost
Mean pressure 1012.6 mb
69% cloud cover percent

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SEASONAL REPORT FOR SPRING  
(Mar, Apr, May 2024)
                    this year     normal      anomaly

MeanMax  C    15.0        14.0          +1.0  
7th = highest
MEAN C            10.8          9.5           +1.3  
2nd = highest
MeanMin C       6.7           5.0           +1.7  new highest

RAINFALL mm  249.8     173.5       144%

Raindays            62           41.9        148%    
Wet Days           45           31.1         145%    
V Wet Days       20           12.2         164%
  

Oktas                 5.5         5.0            +0.5    

Spring 2024 had the 2nd  highest mean temperature, with an anomaly of +1.3 deg. Rainfall overall was 144% of normal, the 6th wettest Spring.
So overall a very warm and wet Spring.

 

 

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