February was most notable for how mild daytime temperatures were in comparison with night-time.
The 27th and 26th saw diurnal ranges of 19.4C and 19.3C respectively, the highest range recorded in any February since 1959, helped by huge temperature anomalies brought by the synoptic conditions. Although the UK maximun temperature record for February was broken with Kew Gardens reaching 21.2C the February TMax record in Wanstead, 19.7C set in 1998 remained intact.
The mean temperature finished 7C, 1.7C above average, the mildest February for 5 years.
Some 33.7mm of precipitation was recorded, 86 per cent of the 1981-2010 average, about the same as last year.
Some 124.6 hours of sunshine were recorded, that’s 170 per cent of average, the sunniest February for 11 years.
Ten air frosts were recorded.
There was one day where snow fell and one day of snow lying, 1cm on 1st.
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