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by Nicholas Gardner
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: February Sunshine
Replies: 0
Views: 1

February Sunshine

Passed 100 hours of sunshine today putting this February in the sunny(ish) category. My sunniest February was in 2008 with 130 hours. Unbroken sunshine all day with today's total exceeding 10 hours for the first time since the 3rd October, though several days have come close over the last week. With...
by Nicholas Gardner
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: December 2017 - The 1st Half
Replies: 0
Views: 126

December 2017 - The 1st Half

Mostly quite cold with an unusually high amount of air and grass frosts. Average rainfall and a little above normal sunshine. Mean Max: 8.6ºC Mean Min: 2.4ºC Mean: 5.5ºC Rain Total: 35.2 mm Air Frost: 5 Days Grass Frost: 12 Days Snow Falling: 0 Days Total Monthly Sunshine: 52 Hours Sunless Days: 2 D...
by Nicholas Gardner
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Orange Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Orange Sun

Interesting blip on my barograph chart at about 05.15 BST this morning. Did a front pass? If not, can anyone explain? 16th October 2017 Time hPa 05:20 1011.0 05:25 1010.6 05:30 1010.4 05:35 1009.6 05:40 1010.1 05:45 1010.8 05:50 1010.6 John, was your 'blip' a sudden increase in pressure? If not the...
by Nicholas Gardner
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: October 2017 1st Half - Warm and Very Dry
Replies: 1
Views: 254

October 2017 1st Half - Warm and Very Dry

A recent run of unusually warm nights has pushed the mean temperature up to over 2°C above my very estimated LTA. 1st - 16th October Mean minimum = 10.6°C Mean maximum = 18.1°C Mean = 14.4°C Rain = 4.6 mm Sunshine = 64.4 hours. It has been the driest first half of any October I have recorded since b...
by Nicholas Gardner
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: The Declining Summer of 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: The Declining Summer of 2017

Not today Ken, summer's back and what a lovely change with a maximum of 24.7C, plenty of sunshine and with a DP of +21C made for a warm and rather humid day. August so far (1st - 21st) Mean minimum = 11.8C Mean maximum = 21.0C Mean = 16.4C Rain = 83.2 mm Sunshine = 104 hours. Sunshine is still suffe...
by Nicholas Gardner
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: The Declining Summer of 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 964

The Declining Summer of 2017

This August is turning out so far to be rather dire - cool, cloudy and wet. 1st - 8th: Mean minimum = 12.2C Mean maximum = 20.6C Mean = 16.4C Rain = 36 mm Sunshine = 30 hours It doesn't get much worse than the above! The weather seems to have been in terminal decline since the 20th July. On this dat...
by Nicholas Gardner
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: July 2017 - A warm 1st half
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: July 2017 - A warm 1st half

Len, in the end the 2nd half was a bit cooler than the first half but not hugely so due to quite a few warm days. Sunshine struggled though and it was rather wetter. July 17th - 31st; (1st - 17th) Mean minimum = 12.9°C (13.2°C) Mean maximum = 22.0°C (23.9°C) Mean = 17.4°C (18.6°C) Rain = 48.8 mm (16...
by Nicholas Gardner
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: July 2017 - A warm 1st half
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: July 2017 - A warm 1st half

Yes Len, things have turned cooler since the 16th with 3 cool days in a row (21st (17.8°C), 22nd (17.0°C) & 23rd (19.7°C) but other than that there has still been some good summer warmth with all other days >21°C and 4 days >25°C. 17th - 27th July: Mean minimum = 12.9°C Mean maximum = 22.5°C Mean = ...
by Nicholas Gardner
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: July 2017 - A warm 1st half
Replies: 4
Views: 762

July 2017 - A warm 1st half

A predominately dry (apart from one day) and warm first half of July, with slightly above average sunshine: 1st - 16th Mean minimum = 13.2°C Mean maximum = 23.9°C Mean = 18.6°C Rain = 17.4 mm Sunshine = 120.7 hours The only day where the temperature failed to reach >22.0°C was the 11th (the day when...
by Nicholas Gardner
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: 1000+ hours of sunshine passed for 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 405

1000+ hours of sunshine passed for 2017

Today passed the 1000 hours mark of sunshine for 2017. A little later than normal. And yesterday passed the 100 hours total sunshine for this July. Previous 1000 hours of sunshine ‘passing’ points: 2014 = 3rd July 2015 = 25th June 2016 = 12th July Whether this year will end up with +2000 hours of su...