WEATHER ANALYSES FOR 2014
2014 was the joint 9th warmest year on record in
A notable feature of the year was the relative lack of frost and snow. Snow only fell on 4 days in 2014, and was never recorded as lying on the ground at 9 o'clock in the morning. This compares to 32 days in 2013 when snow fell, and 28 days when it was lying on the ground in the morning. Only 19 days recorded an air frost in 2014, compared to 59 days in 2013. In fact, the coldest it got was -2C on 21st January. However, 2013 was much colder overall than average and with the coldest spring for 50 years.
Rainfall for the year stands at 702.3mm, just a little above what we would normally expect.
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MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEWS AND CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARIES
Headline: A similar pattern to December 2013 – mild, windy and very wet. The wettest January locally since 1939.
FebruaryHeadline: Mild, wet and very windy with gusts exceeding 50mph on 5 days.
Headline: Calmer and more benign than February. Rainfall below average and temperatures slightly above.
Headline: The usual April showers, but with a marked dry spell mid month. Unseasonably mild.
Headline: Generally wet, apart from a brief warm and dry spell during the third week.
Headline: Unsettled at the start and finish, but generally rather warm and dry with prolonged spells of sunshine.
Headline: Warm throughout and hot at times during the second half. Showers, some heavy at times, but with a prolonged dry spell during the second half.
Headline: A disappointing summer month following June and July. Cool, wet and windy at times.
Headline: Driest September locally since 1959 with temperatures above average.
Headline: Very mild, culminating in warmest Hallowe’en on record. Windy at times.
Headline: Generally dull, grey and damp with several days of heavy rain. Nearly half the month lacked any sunshine.
Headline: Unsettled and windy at times. Temperatures above average for the most part, turning cold from Christmas onwards
CLIMATOLOGICAL STATISTICS FOR 2014
Air Temperatures: The Highest Maximum: 28.5 C on 18th July The Lowest Maximum: 3.2 C on 27th of December The Highest Minimum: 17.0 C on 19th July The Lowest Minimum: -2.0 C on 21st January The Mean Maximum: 14.9 C The Mean Minimum: 7.3 C The Overall Mean: 11.1 C Difference from the Yearly Mean: +0.6 C
Solar Radiation: Maximum (at 0900): 867.0 W/m^2 on 22nd May Mean (at 0900): 182.5 W/m^2 Relative Humidity: Highest Relative Humidity (at 0900): 100& on 21st January; 1st & 3rd March; 10th August; 16th November Lowest Relative Humidity (at 0900): 53.8 % on 13th June Mean Relative Humidity (at 0900): 85.2 % Dew Point: The Highest Dew Point (0900): 18.4 C on 19th July The Lowest Dew Point (at 0900): -1.1 C on 29th of December The Mean Dew Point (at 0900): 8.1 C Rainfall: Total: 702.3 mm Percentage of the Yearly Mean: 106.6 % Duration: 553.3 hrs Highest 24 hour fall (0900 to 0900): 26.9 mm on 25th August Rain Days (>/=0.2mm): 178 Wet Days (>/=1.0mm): 127 Sunshine: Total Duration of Bright Sunshine: 1345.1 hrs Sunniest day: 12.4 hrs on 12th June No. of days without sunshine: 59 Percentage of the Yearly Mean: 96.6 % Cloud cover (mean at 0900): 5.4 oktas Pressure (reduced to sea level): The Highest Pressure (at 0900): 1041.9 mb on 29th of December The Lowest Pressure (at 0900): 976.3 mb on 8th February Mean Pressure (at 0900): 1012.8 mb Winds Run of wind (mean over 24 hrs): 117.6 miles Mean daily wind speed: 6.4 mph Run of wind (cumulative): 42760 miles Highest Maximum Gust: 62 mph on 8th February No. of gusts of 50mph or more: 7 Highest wind strength (at 0900): 28 mph on 21st October Mean wind strength (at 0900): 7.7
Winds from the Following Directions: N 32 NE 32 E 33 SE 48 S 86 SW 48 W 37 NW 55 Calm 9
Concrete Lowest Concrete Minimum: -4.5 C on 30th of December Mean Concrete Minimum: 6.9 C Evaporation Piche 807.8 ml Days with: Thunder: 12 Hail <5mm: 5 Hail >/=5mm: 0 Snow or snow & rain: 4 Snow lying: 0 Fog: 20 Air Frost: 19 Duration of Air Frost: 58.9 hrs Gales: 1 Wettest month: 112.8 mm in January Driest month: 8.5 mm in September Warmest month: 18.4 C in July Coolest month: 5.5 C in January Sunniest month: 212.1 hrs in July Dullest month: 30.0 hrs in November Windiest month: 11.5 mph in February Calmest month: 3.7 mph in June