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by Len Wood
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Wet first half of April
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Wet first half of April

Rain total to 16th, 74.2 mm. That's 111% of average. The second half cannot possibly be as wet looking at the medium term forecast. But I would not be surprised to see the 100 mm total being reached by the end of the month. We had 142.9 mm in 2012 followed by a wet June July and August. This can't h...
by Len Wood
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter rain trend
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Winter rain trend

Seems you missed the very wet winter of 2013/14 in N Staffs Paul. Only 300 mm as opposed to 600mm at Hurn! 93/94 seems to be your wettest at 375 mm, 514 mm in Wembury, my second wettest in my record and not far off 543 mm in 2013/14. Clearly Newcastle- under-Lyme is in a rain shadow, and no where ne...
by Len Wood
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter rain trend
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Winter rain trend

My perception is that winters are getting wetter in S. Devon.
I am not sure how true this is but the graph below hints at this.
Winter rain 2018.jpg
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by Len Wood
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Soggy March
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: Soggy March

Same here Nick.

1st to 11th March

Rain 80.2 mm (My 30yr average for March is 91.3 mm)
Mean max 8.1°C
Mean min 2.5°C

I'm fed up with squelching around my garden
and coastal paths are mostly mud baths.
by Len Wood
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter 2018 in Wembury compared
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Winter 2018 in Wembury compared

A fairly average winter for temperature despite the very cold end.
The dotted trend line shows warming over the period 1986 to 2018.
Winter 2018.jpg
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by Len Wood
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: First significant winter snowfall on Wirral
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: First significant winter snowfall on Wirral

Also here Chris.
We caught a heavy snow shower for 30 mins here at 1830 UTC.
It gave a proper covering on the frozen surfaces.
The first time this has happened since 2010.

Snowfall settling on the south Devon coast is a bit of a rarity.

All looking very pretty.
by Len Wood
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: February Sunshine
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: February Sunshine

I agree Nick, nice and sunny Feb.
My records from solar panels only go back to 2012, but Feb. 2018 may be a record.
It nearly beats 2014, with 3 days to go.
by Len Wood
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: A wet end to December 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: A wet end to December 2017

139.7 mm total for month in the end.
118% of 30-year average.

It was a wet Christmas /New Year period, 81 mm in last 6 days of Dec.
Coastal paths are a muddy quagmire in places.

:(
by Len Wood
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: A wet end to December 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 587

A wet end to December 2017

Yesterday it passes 100 mm total for the month. Not unusual for December here. Average since 1985 is 111 mm. But the last few days to New Year are forecast to be very wet so the total is going to be well above average. Such a contrast to last December when we only had 35 mm. Max of 277 mm in 2012! W...
by Len Wood
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Climate
Topic: What will the winter ahead bring?
Replies: 0
Views: 770

What will the winter ahead bring?

Here is the graph for winter (DJF) temperature in Wembury, 1986-2017.
There has been a general warming, but especially since 2010.
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