January 2018: rather mild, wet, dull

January 2017 was a wet month. Just over 64mm of rain was recorded, 121 per cent of average, slightly less than last January.Screen Shot 2018-02-04 at 21.20.29

The monthly mean finished 6.4C, 1.2C above average and the mildest January for four years.

Some 44 hours of sunshine were recorded, 88 per cent of average, the dullest January for six years.

The most notable event was during the early hours of the 18th when the ‘storm with no name’ felled many mature trees across a swathe of England, including a large beech on Blake Hall Road that led to the closure of the road during morning rush hour.

Air frosts: 4. Ground frosts: 12. Snow falling: 1


Full stats for January here:http://1drv.ms/1rSfT7Y

Summary for January 2018
Temperature (°C):
Mean (1 minute)  6.5
Mean (min+max)   6.4
Mean Minimum     3.5
Mean Maximum     9.3
Minimum          -2.4 day 29
Maximum          13.5 day 28
Highest Minimum  10.8 day 28
Lowest Maximum   4.1 day 20
Air frosts       4
Rainfall (mm):
Total for month  64.4
Wettest day      15.3 day 02
High rain rate   28.2 day 02
Rain days        19
Dry days         12
Wind (mph):
Highest Gust     45.0 day 02
Average Speed    4.2
Wind Run         3124.8 miles
Gale days        1
Pressure (mb):
Maximum          1031.2 day 29
Minimum          986.4 day 02
Days with snow falling         1
Days with snow lying at 0900   0
Total hours of sunshine        44.1

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