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by Richard Hunt
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Snow??
Replies: 3
Views: 4233

Re: Snow??

Yesterday (13th), saw overnight snowfall starting around 0300UTC, and leaving a light dusting by 0600UTC. From 0700UTC the snow became heavy, and around 1inch thick in the space of half hour. By 0900UTC a quick thaw set in and nothing remained by noon. I recorded 3·3mm in the gauge due to meltwater....
by Richard Hunt
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: 27th December 2016 - High Air Pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 2663

Re: 27th December 2016 - High Air Pressure

The air pressure maximum reached 1044·2 mb at 0215 UTC on 28th December, which is the highest of the year, the highest pressure for December since 2003, and the second highest in station records. It gave unbroken sun for most of the week and calm windless days, and superb crystal clear skies for ast...
by Richard Hunt
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Storm Angus - 20th November 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3972

Re: Storm Angus - 20th November 2016

The 20th was wet and windy for this station, air pressure dropped 12·2mb in 9 hours to reach a minimum of 981·6mb, then began a 16·1mb rise for the next 9 hours. The 21st saw the wettest day of the month with 16·7mm from 0910-1735 UTC. Barometer again began a rapid drop of 13 mb, then rose quickly a...
by Richard Hunt
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: November 2016 - Sunny so far but cold by night
Replies: 3
Views: 4149

Re: November 2016 - Sunny so far but cold by night

Same up here, great clear nights for observing, but a few cold overnight minimums too.


Mean Max: 9·4c

Mean Min: 3·6c

MEAN: 6·5c

Air frosts: 2

Ground frosts: 6


Rainfall (to the 16th): 38·5mm
by Richard Hunt
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: High September minimum temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 2489

Re: High September minimum temperature

I also had a warm overnight minimum this morning (7th), with a screen minimum of 18·9c it was my second warmest night (00:00-2400) since July 2006 when I had 19·0c on that occasion.
by Richard Hunt
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: August 2016 - Another dry one?
Replies: 5
Views: 3686

Re: August 2016 - Another dry one?

August turned out not as dry as I first thought. After a dry three weeks I had a number of days of rain days which brought the total up to just below average.

Monthly Total: 55.7mm

24hr Maximum: 13.1mm -- Day 27

Rain Days >0.2mm: 14

Wet Days >1.0mm: 9


Standard 5" Copper Rain gauge
by Richard Hunt
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: August 2016 - Another dry one?
Replies: 5
Views: 3686

Re: August 2016 - Another dry one?

A dry August so far with only 8.0mm in the gauge to date. My wettest day was 4.8mm on the 11th. My mean for August is 59.3mm (1964-2016), so I'm -51.3mm down on the average so far. The driest August for this area occurred in 1976 with only 14.0mm for the entire month, I'm sure it'll rain before mont...
by Richard Hunt
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Early June 2016 - Missing the Storms
Replies: 3
Views: 3037

Re: Early June 2016 - Missing the Storms

Same here, missing all the rain, Sun and storms. Only 2.3mm for the month so far up to 1800Z on the 9th. Warmest day saw the mercury reach 20.2c. But it's been mainly overcast with a cold north-north easterly blowing off the sea for the last few weeks. So no rain, no thunderstorms and no real warm s...
by Richard Hunt
Fri May 20, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Warmest day so far.
Replies: 9
Views: 5230

Re: Warmest day so far.

Had my warmest day of the year so far with 19.5c the screen maximum for today, still not managed to get to that magic 20c yet.
by Richard Hunt
Fri May 20, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Early May 2016 - Missing the rains
Replies: 11
Views: 7647

Re: Early May 2016 - Missing the rains

Still a dry month for this station, with only 11.2mm to 2100 UTC on the 20th.

My average for May is 53.9mm (1964-2016), so well below average so far.