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by Len Wood
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: No named storm but
Replies: 3
Views: 3691

No named storm but

The depression centred 987 mb with gale force winds and provided folk with a bit of of shock country-wide. Even for those in the Southeast. :P Not enough impacts forecast to warrant it being named apparently. Total rain in 24 hours here was 16.7 mm. Nothing unusual. It came down in torrents though f...
by Len Wood
Thu May 25, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: May warmth
Replies: 1
Views: 2584

May warmth

Temperature climbed to 23.4°C today here on the south Devon coast in a brisk easterly wind.

I can't help feeling we don't get high temperatures in May these days.
I remember 27.4°C on 3rd May 1990.
by Len Wood
Wed May 03, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: April 2017 dryness
Replies: 1
Views: 2464

April 2017 dryness

85% of the rainfall for April here fell on the first and last days. 9.9 mm on 1st and 15.6 mm on 30th. Total for month 30 mm. The rain on the last day ruined any chance of record dryness. Otherwise it would have beaten the previous driest April of 14.8 mm in 2011. It just goes to show how arbitrary ...
by Len Wood
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Dry start to April
Replies: 6
Views: 4735

Re: Dry start to April

Only 12.7 mm here to 19th in my standard 5 inch copper raingauge.
Monday 24th looks likely to be the next possibility of rain, but the forecast charts don't show good agreement for any return to a westerly regime with rain bearing systems.

The garden could do with a wetting.
by Len Wood
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Dry start to April
Replies: 6
Views: 4735

Dry start to April

8 dry days out of 10.
Total to 10th is 11.7 mm.
9.9 mm fell on 1st April.
Looks as though dry weather will continue in South for the week up to Easter.

30 yr average for April is 68.6 mm.
Usually a relatively dry month but can vary hugely.
2011 14.8 mm
2012 142.9 mm.
by Len Wood
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter temperature trend
Replies: 0
Views: 3258

Winter temperature trend

Winter 2016-2017 was warmer than average as the graph shows.
There is a large yearly variation about this average with a standard deviation of 1.1 deg.C.
The warming trend of 0.2 deg.C is very small.
winter temp trend.jpg
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by Len Wood
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: February 'Warmth'
Replies: 2
Views: 2933

Re: February 'Warmth'

Quite warm here with only one air frost.
Mean temp. for Feb. was 7.6°C.
1.4 deg.C above 30 yr average 1981-2010.

Rain total 82.2 mm.
Almost spot on average. 98%
by Len Wood
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Recording the Weather
Topic: The Snowdon 5 inch copper rain gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 3476

Re: The Snowdon 5 inch copper rain gauge

Thanks Adrian for that info and the link. Fascinating to see the 'Snowdon' was apparently just one of 5 patterns in 1920. Cost £2 . Somebody must have dreamt up the name 'Snowdon' having designed it I suppose. Present price £234. I can't find the receipt but I think I paid about £50 for mine in 1980.
by Len Wood
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: January rain trend
Replies: 0
Views: 3119

January rain trend

A hint of increasing wetness although not for this Jan.
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by Len Wood
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: 21st January 2017 - Coldest day for quite a while
Replies: 2
Views: 3037

Re: 21st January 2017 - Coldest day for quite a while

Max 4.8°C yesterday.
Max 9.4°C today.

Yesterday (21st) was my coldest day since 19th Jan 2015 when it only reached 4.4°C.