Very cold month until 14th, then milder, but cooler again by 30th.
New snowfall totalled 18.5cm, making it the 10th snowiest January.
lowest temperature -8.7C on 7th, exceeded during the last 30 years only four
February cooler and drier with more foggy mornings than usual
Temperatures were not that extreme this month, the lowest min -3.4C was not
but the highest max just 9.6C was the 8th lowest recorded here in last 55
Overall temperatures normal but a cool dry start and milder wet end to March.
The 7th lowest March min temp -6.7C was recorded on 8th.
Drier than usual, with 9th fewest rain days in 55 years here, wettest from
April was the 6th mildest here although 2005/6/7/9 were even milder.
Just one airfrost occurred on 22nd, a modest -0.6C, the 9th highest minimum
Rainfall just over half the normal amount, being was wet from 1st-7th and
29th-30th but dry 8th-28th.
Only 9 years have had fewer April raindays.
A fairly bright but cool first half to the month followed by a welcome bright
sunny and warm spell from
17th to 27th, especially warm between 21st and 24th with the highest max temp
28.6C recorded on 23rd.
A warm month, with max temps exceeding 24C from 21st to 30th.
temp was fourth highest in 55 years beaten only in 2006,2005 and 1976,
highest low min temp ever recorded here.
Although temperatures were just above average the mean 17.6C was the 9th highest
and just 4 days exceeded 25C.
Rainfall just 39.2mm, 78% of normal, giving the 16th lowest rainfall in 55
the highest fall was a mere 11mm on 15th.
disappointing month, having double normal rainfall spread throughout the
month, making it the 2nd
wettest in last 55 years here, only surpassed by 142mm in 1962.
The 10 wetter
days (>5mm) match the highest number of days in 2008, 1992 and 1956.
Cumulative rainfall Jan-Aug was 469.7mm, nearly up to the long term average
of 481.4mm, making up for the
recent drier months, and much more typical than the high totals of 2007,2008
and 2009 at this stage.
An initial 4 dry days, then rainfall slightly above average and was well
spread throughout the month.
There were 2 thunder events, a brief thunderstorm on the 7th with small hail,
but on the 23rd a half hour
spectacular lightning event from a lively slow-moving storm to my north,
heading eastwards with much
cloud to cloud and a few forked lightning strokes, but only a few rumbles of
thunder. We missed the flash
floods reported in Bilston and Darlaston (9 miles N of my station) at around
A fairly wet month with 53mm rain in first 3 days, then a dry spell, and a
further 24mm rain from 18th to 22nd.
Temperatures swung from mild 1st-13th and 27th-31st with above average high
then cool between 20th and 26th with depressed min and max day values,
making mean temperatures statistically normal for the month overall.
An unusual month, starting very mild (7th highest max temp here) but
finishing very cold with
record Nov min temp -8.1C on 28th.
There were 10
airfrosts, including all nights from 24th to 30th.
Below average rainfall, most falling between 5th and 8th.
Some early snowfall from 27th to 30th was lower than many parts of UK,
totalling only 2.6cm here.
A record-breaking December!
record Mean temp of -0.5C for 56 years here (beating previous record -0.1C in
A new record lowest HiMax temp of 7.8C (beating 8.9C in 1963).
2nd lowest LoMax temp of -3.4C (only beaten by -3.9C in 1961).
4th lowest LoMin temp of -10.6C (beaten by -14.5C in 1981, -11.1C in 1963 and
-11.0C in 2000).
Although statistically a dry month with 40.5mm equivalent rainfall, the 11th
driest month in 56
years, we had the 4th highest snowfall of 19.9cm in 9 days of falling
(beaten only by 37cm in 1981, 28cm in 1990 and 25cm in 1961),
and the 2nd highest record of 15 snow lying days
(beaten only by 23 snow days in 1981).
Of the month's 40.5mm precipitation, 18.9cm actually fell as rain
and the remaining 21.6mm as snow (from the 19.9cm snow falling).
13.2 mean max (C) -0.5 diff from av (C)
5.6 mean min (C) -0.8 diff from av (C)
diff from av (C)
28.6 high max (C) on 23 May
-3.4 low max (C) on 19 Dec
17.2 high min (C) on 27 July
-10.6 low min (C) on 20 Dec
741.4 rain total (mm) 95.1 % of av
159 raindays (no. of days with 0.2mm or more)
132 wetdays (no. of days with 1.0mm or more)
28.7 most in a day (mm) on 1 May
The year produced snowfall of 52.5cm, the 6th highest in the last 56 years
Mean annual pressure 1013.3 mb.
1042.1 mb max pressure at any time of day, on 27 Jan
963.6 mb min pressure at any time of day, on 9 Nov
There were 73 airfosts (more than the normal 51), 15 foggy mornings fewer
than average 20), and 4 days with thunder (fewer than the average 11).
4 days when thunder heard (0000-2400 GMT)
6 Jun, 20 Aug, 7 Sep, 23 Sep
Fog 4-7, 18, 25 Feb
11 Mar, 2 Jun
1, 20, 29 Nov
6, 28-30 Dec
84.6% mean Relative Humidity at 0900