December 2017 was a wet month. Just over 83mm of rain was recorded, 157 per cent of average, the wettest December since 2012 and the 38th wettest since 1797.
The monthly mean finished 5.6C, precisely average and the coolest December for five years.
Some 48 hours of sunshine were recorded, 120 per cent of average, slightly less than last year.
Air frosts: 10. Ground frosts: 14. Snow falling: 2. Snow lying: 1.
January (on the 3rd) is looking like it may produce more snowfall events similar to December though, with models suggesting a build in heights to the north. A look at the output, including GFS and ECM, suggests the UK will be in a battleground between a cold airmass to the east and warm Atlantic air to the west.
It would seem to back up my winter forecast and also the December analogues with nothing warmer than average.
Rather cold: 17%
Very cold: 0%
Full stats for December here:http://1drv.ms/1rSfT7Y