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by Nicholas Gardner
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Soggy March
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: Soggy March

Monthly total (1st - 16th) now up to 114 mm Len. That is pretty extreme for here and exceptional for March which is normally part of the seasonal 'drying out' time of year. And to make matters worse, it is snowing again! Third day this month with snow falling though this time it is not settling. The...
by Nicholas Gardner
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Soggy March
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Soggy March

Well and truly soggy out there. Normally the end of February and early March represent the start of the 'drying out' after the winter but spring seems to have decided to take a break and it just keeps on raining and raining. And no end insight! March 1st - 11th Mean minimum = 1.7°C Mean maximum = 8....
by Nicholas Gardner
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Normality Returns to Devon
Replies: 0
Views: 1126

Normality Returns to Devon

The rare novelty of Devonshire snowfall last Thursday quickly wore off and by Saturday it had all but melted. And today is thankfully, back to normality! Sunshine and a few light showers, and more importantly a temperature of around 10°C. Certainly no heatwave but a welcome change from those absurdl...
by Nicholas Gardner
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: First significant winter snowfall on Wirral
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: First significant winter snowfall on Wirral

The first snowfall here since December 2010. Now snowing qute heavily and the maximum temperature today has reached only -2.7°C. Today could end up with the lowest maximum I have ever recorded by quite a margin (2005).

Welcome to the first day of spring!
by Nicholas Gardner
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: February Sunshine
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: February Sunshine

Len, 5 hours of sunshine today and coupled with yesterday's unbroken sunshine all day, the total is now up to 122 hours. My February 2008 record of 130 hours could be beaten. A rather chilly one today, a maximum of only 3.6°C making it the coldest day maximum since 3.3°C on the 11th February 2017. I...
by Nicholas Gardner
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: February Sunshine
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

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: 969

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: 3664

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: 1075

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: 2285

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...