February 'Warmth'

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Nicholas Gardner
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February 'Warmth'

Post by Nicholas Gardner » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:24 pm

This February is turning out to be warmer than the average and since the 13th there has been a notable run of mild 'double-figure' days. A few cold nights thrown in but the strengthening sun is helping the days warm up somewhat. It has also been drier than normal with 9.6 mm falling since the 8th and the monthly total now standing at 39 mm.

Date; Min; Max
13 5.1 12.7
14 7.3 10.1
15 9.4 13.1
16 0.2 13.9
17 2.1 10.2
18 7.1 12.8
19 3.9 13.6
20 10.4 16.0
21 10.8 14.3
22 11.7 14.7
23 9.6 11.8
24 0.3 12.7
25 5.6 11.2
26 9.2 11.6

The birds and plants seem to think spring has arrived. I suppose it has in a way, but March 2013 is still fresh in my mind - brrrr!
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Re: February 'Warmth'

Post by Len Wood » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:38 pm

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%
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Re: February 'Warmth'

Post by Nicholas Gardner » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:42 pm

Len, warmest February since 2011 here.

February 2017:
Mean Max: 10.7ºC
Mean Min: 4.6ºC
Mean: 7.7ºC
Rainfall = 52.8 mm
Sunshine = 80.6 hours

So warmer and a little drier than normal with spot-on average sunshine. There were 3 light frosts.
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50:41N 3:17 W; 20 metres AMSL; Station Grade B-BAAA37
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