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A fairly average August. Rainfall at 61.2mm was about10% less than normal (67.6mm); the average temperature 13.2oC was similar to the past two years and slightly above normal (12.9oC). A high of 20.2oC was recorded on the 28th. Windspeeds were higher (13.3mph) compared to a norm of 12.6mph, the highest gust being 42mph. Gusts over 40mph were recorded on 4 days and the dominant wind direction was NW.
A wetter than normal July ( 59 v 43.7mm) but much of this rain fell during the 20th when 20.6mm was recorded. Temperatures were near average at 12.8oC and it was slightly breezier (12.7 v 11.9mph). The highest gust was 48mph during a near gale on the 2nd and the dominant wind direction was WSW.
A warmer wetter and windier month than usual for June. The average temperature was 11.6oC compared to a long term average of 10.8oC and a high of 18.3oC was recorded on the 15th. Rainfall at 82.8mm was the highest recorded for June (average 46.5mm) and this was largely due to a 24hr period on the 6th and 7th when 39.2mm fell. Windspeeds were also higher (13.9mph v 11.9mph with a gust of 48mph recorded on the 24th when there was a SW gale. The dominant direction was WSW.
A warm and dry month with winds just above average. Half of the rain that fell (29.8mm) did so on just two days (20th and 22nd) and was well below normal (44mm). It was the warmest May in ten years (9.8oC versus a norm of 8.7oC with a high temperature of 16.8oC). Windspeeds at 14.2mph were just above average (13.5mph); gusts of 44 and 46 mph were recorded about the middle of the month. The dominant direction was SE.
Another mild month, average temperature 6.9oC v a norm of 6.6oC although there was a touch of winter on the 24th when the day average was 2.8oC and we had snow which lay for a morning and then was gone. A windy month, 18.8 mph on average v 15mph as the ten year average and the highest gust was 59mph on 25th. Rainfall of 51.2mm was slightly higher than average (45mm).
The mild weather continued in March with an average temperature of 6.2 oC compared to a long term average of 5.6oC. It was breezier than usual (17.2mph) compared to an average of 16.4mph; the highest gust recorded was 62mph. There were gales around the middle of the month and again on the 20th. It was a very wet March (84.8mm v 56.8mm on average) with much of the rain (30mm) falling on the 2nd and 4th.
Following the pattern set in January its been another mild month (5.5oC v a February average of 4.5oC) but it was a bit breezier (average windspeed 20.8mph v 18.3 on average for February). There was a good gale on the 7th and 8th with a high gust speed of 63mph on the 7th. As in January there were 8 days when there were gusts over 50mph. The first week was especially windy but was followed by a nice quiet spell after the 11th. Rainfall at 58.8mm was near average for the month.