Monday, 15 February 2016

Weather diary Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th February 2016

Headline: unsettled start became mostly dry; around average temperatures

Addendum: Sat 6th Bablake School, Coventry 32.2mm for rain day ( to 0900 Su 7th) was wettest February day on record (srb 1892) and wettest day since 24/11/12 (37.4mm)

Sun 7th sunny intervals and a few showers, rain and strong winds later. Mild by evening (Pershore 9.8c, )

Mon 8th windy, showery, severe gales exposed coasts and hills of Wales (highest gust Pembrey Sands 84mph) as Storm Imogen tracked to our north.. Some power outages, coastal damage and trees down especially over SW Wales which did though escape the worst of the showers along with the south Midlands, For North Wales and parts of the North and West Midlands quite frequent and heavy showers. Temperatures average to rather mild (Mumbles 9.6c, Pershore 9.7c).

Tue 9th wind eased, a few showers, clearing to frost (generally only on the ground) in places by dawn (Llanwnnen -0.2c, Shobdon ). Mostly dry with sunny spells Midlands. Bright morning to showers Wales which became prolonged and wintry in places, snow on hills with several inches for the Brecon Beacons. Maxima well up to average across the Midlands, near average maxima most of Wales as well although it turned decidedly cold in the precipitation here afternoon (Hereford 8.2c, Pembrey 8.1c). Turned out decidedly wet pm across Ceredigion (Llanwnnen 17mm).

Wed 10th few showers became mostly dry and bright, temperatures average to mild although it tended to feel quite chilly (Pershore 10.1c, Mumbles 9.4c, ). Clear periods widepread frost set in evening.

Thu 11th widespread air frost (Llanwnnen -5.2c, Pershore -3.8c). Sunny spells, most of the showers around coastal Wales, Midlands mostly dry. Average to mild temperatures again (Milford Haven 10.7c, Hereford 9.9c). Parts of Midlands almost unbroken sunshine (Wellesbourne 7.9 hrs).

Fri 12th frost in places, air frost much of Midlands, some showers in places. Mostly dry, rather cloudy WW, sunny spells Midlands, temps around average (Pembrey 9.1c, Pershore 8.3c).

Sat 13th a little rain with hill snow in the south of our regions otherwise a dry day rather cloudy but with sunny spellls parts of WW. Rather cold (Milford Haven 6.9c, Little Rissington max 2.7c).

Nature notes: cooler spell slowed down the Daffodil bloom, they are still not quite in flower on the verge opposite (normally early to mid March these). Quite a few Celandine now out. Brighter calmer days have had decent birdsong, especially Tit, Blackbird.

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