Extreme weather events in the Sidlaws north of Dundee (Pitroddie, Lundie, Newtyle)
Since records began in September 1996.
Winter 2010 was by far the new record coldest and snowest winter in my records, with a mean temperture of +0.8C (-2.9). Precipitation was close to average. Spring was cool and dry, although with some hot spells. A poor summer. An exceptional winter and record breaking December.
January 2010. December's record didn't last long. January 2010 was the new record coldest January in my records and also the new coldest month of all. It had an exceptionally cold first half, with, a less extreme but still cool second half. There were several other records broken this month.
2-4 January. A new record period of 48 hours of continuous frost, from 3 pm on the second to midday on the 4th, including a maximum of -6.9, a new record lowest January maximum.
5-9 January. That record didn't last long! A new record period of 80 hours of continuous frost, from 4 pm on the 5th to midnight on the 9th, including a maximum of -1.2 on the 7th, a new record lowest January maximum.
10 January. It turns very slightly milder, and a slow thaw can begin.
17 January. No more snow cover! The ground looks odd without it. The first day without snow cover since 17 December; that's 30 consecutive days of snow cover, a the new record longest period of snow cover.
27 January. A virtually tropical day with a maximum of 10.1C, the highest temperature of the month. It turns very cold again straight after.
February. February 2010 was the new record coldest February in my records. It was also a dry month. It was in other ways quite an unremarkable month - which really shows how mild and spring-like recent Februarys have been. The highest temperature of the month, 7.8C on the 12th, is the new record lowest February maximum.
23 February. In a clear spell we enjoy clear sunny days and some severe frosts at night, culminating with -7.5C overnight on the 22-23rd.
March. A cool, dry, bright month with some sharp frosts at the beginning and a cold snap at the end with snow and a biting easterly gale. Temperatures ranged from 13.7C on the 17th to -5.2C on the 3rd. 30.8mm of rain is 68% of the long-term average, and 9.0 mm of that fell as snow on the 29th.
29 March. The cold weather returns, with some snow and a bitterly easterly then northerly strong gale. The dustbin lid attacks my face. I am disappointed in the amount of snow, though, compared to what was forecast.
April. A fairly average month. Temperatures just a little below average, with some warm days offset by cool nights. It was quite dry and sunny.
2 April. A low of -3.0C in the morning. This is my second lowest April minimum, and you have to go back to 1998 to find one a (little) lower (-3.2C).
10 April. The first day over 60F; a very mild spring day here at 18.1C. That's spot on for this location. It also turns out to be the highest temperature of the month
18 April. A little snow in the air.
May. A month of extremes, with a new record maximum and minimum for May. A cold first half, and warmer second half. Overall cool, dry, and quite sunny.
3 May. A new record minimum for May of -0.9C overnight on the 2nd-3rd.
11 May. A record which doesn't last long, with a new record minimum for May of -0.9C on the late date of the 10-11th. Later in the day we have a shower with hail that turns to sleet and very wet snow, the new record latest date on which sleet/snow has fallen.
22 May. And then on the Saturday a new record maximum for June of 26.1C. What a scorcher!
June. A very warm, sunny month, and the record driest June in my records. There were just 28.4 mm of rain (45% of average), 11.0 mm of it falling on the 8th. Temperatures ranged from 24.7C (the equal record maximum for June) to 4.2C on the 15th.
July. Cool, wet (with a total of 160.6 mm, not quite as wet as July last year), and dull.
14 July. A horrid but interesting day; very dull, windy, wet - enlivened by 39.2 mm of rain, my second highest daily total.
18 July. The warmest day of the month, at 21.5C - the new record lowest maximum for July.
20 July. I'm away while we record another very heavy fall, 37.2 mm, with a very heavy rate in the morning.
August. With an average temperature of just 13.5C, the record coldest August in my records, and probably the coldest locally since 1993. It was also quite sunny and fairly dry. Both maxima and minima were well beneath average, with some very cool nights.
15 August. The warmest day of the month, just 21.9iC, the record lowest August maximum.
30 August. With a minimum of 4.2C (and a grass minimum of just +0.4C), the record coldest August night.
September. Cold and wet, but not as cold as 2007 or as wet as 2000.
7 September. Another very heavy rainfall - 35.6 mm in one day, and most of it in six hours between 9 and 3 - and at least 15 mm between 10 and 11. Needless to say I wasn't here again.
October. Colder than average, but otherwise a fairly average month.
20 October. The first frost of the year, at -0.4C.
November. Very cold and wet with an exceptional cold spell in the final week that broke a number of records. The start of the month was cool and wet. Cold air set in from the 23rd. New records include the lowest high maximum in November, new lowest maximum, and lowest minimum. There were 157 hours of frost, including 49 hours consecutive from the 26-29th, and a record-breaking 111 hours starting on the 29th. Snow cover was continuous from the 25th, reaching a record depth 32 cm of level snow on the 29th. Overall it was the coldest November in my records by some way, and probably locally since 1985. It was also the second wettest, beaten only by 2009.
2 November. A maximum of 11.3C, which turned out to the highest temperature of the month - the record lowest high maximum for November.
23 November. An exceptional early cold spell starts. The first snowfall of the year is on the 23rd, with more on the 24th, and the first day of snow cover at 9 am is Thursday 25th. On Saturday 27 we have a heavy snowfall, but on Sunday 28th (into Monday 29th) we have 29.0 mm of rain turning into 32 cm of snow - a record depth for me. The heavy snow is accompanied by thunder and lightning. More snow and exceptional frosts follow.
28 November. The Day of the Great Snowfall. In the morning there is a new record coldest November night with a minimum of -6.8C.
29 November. The start of a new record 111 hours of continuous frost.
30 November. The maximum today is a new record of jsut -1.7C.
December. A record-breaking cold month. The coldest month in my records, and the coldest December locally since 1890 or possibly before. Snow lay all on the ground all month. There were several new records, including a new lowest maximum, lowest minimum, and lowest highest maximum, all for any month. There was a total of 446 frost hours, including an unprecedented 195 hours from the 16th to the 24th. It was also a sunny and dry month. The exceptional cold spell continues from the start of the month with only a slight thaw at the end.
1 December. A new record coldest December day right at the beginning with a maximum of just -1.9C. By now the snow is 36 cm (over 14") deep, a new record.
3 December. A new all time record low of -11.2C in the early hours, the first time as well I've ever recorded beneath -10C.
4 December. The end of 111 hours of frost. But we were to have just a few hours when we reached the giddy heights of 1.1C before another 91 hours start.
9 December. A slow thaw starts. 91 hours of continuous frost (from the early hours of the 5th to midnight on the 8th/9th) end. The temperature reaches a maximum of 4.9C, but there is still over 20 cm of snow.
16 December. After a few slightly warmer days and a couple of frost-free nights, the extreme cold returns with a vengeance. It's all change as a dramatic cold front sweeps south in the night, and by 9 am the temperature is beneath freezing - where it stays for some time. A new record period of continuous frost, beneath freezing, from 9 am on the 16th to 12 noon on the 24th, when the temperature rises briefly to the giddy heights of 0.4C before dropping like a stone again.
21 December. The winter solstice is marked by a maxium of -4.1C, an incredible new record beating 1 December by a long way.
25 December. A White Christmas in the sense of snow lying but not falling. The Great Freeze continues.
The exceptional cold spell continues at the start of the year. It was the warmest spring since 2003, and then the coldest summer in my records; it was also the second wettest, just pipped by 2004. It was the record wettest year in my records, with 1071 mm of rain, just pipping 2009's 1060 mm.
January 2011. A cold month overall, with a very cold first half and average second half. The cold weather continues into January. The total rainfall was average.
5 January. A now mundane 43 hours of frost from 5-7th, with a new record January minimum of -8.8C overnight on the 6-7th. The 7th is an extremely cold day, with temperatures low until night, where they rise to 0.4C - but accompanied by more snow, renewing the depth to 7 cm.
12 January. The forecast keeps suggesting the weather is going to turn much milder, but it keeps on getting put off, and it's only relatively mild, with highs in the mid 2s. Then expecting rain we have another heavy snowfall overnight of the 11-12th, renewing the snow depth to 8 cm, with a thick layer of compacted ice at the bottom.
13 January. Day 50 of continuous snow cover.
15 January. Day 52.
16 January. After a relatively mild interlude there's no snow cover on Day 53. Saturday is a very wet day (>25.0 mm fall) which clears a lot of snow. After this the weather turns anticyclonic.
26 January. Anticyclonic gloom. I've had enough of this. Every day is much the same, max aroun 6, min around 2, mostly cloudy, with some occasional sun.
February 2011. Slightly cooler than average, but very dull and extremely wet - the record wettest February in my records, with a total of 143.0 mm of rain, 251% of the 97-11 average. Temperatures ranged from a maximum of 12.4C on the 25th to -3.3C on the 9th. There were no ice days.
11 February. A very wet day, with 32.2 mm of rain (the 11th heaviest fall in my records). Heavy and persistent all afternoon and night.
March 2011. Pretty average; wetter than average, slightly sunnier, with temperatures close to average. Rainfall totalled 67.6%, 144%, with 20.0 mm on the 15th. Temperatures ranged from 15.3C on the 23rd to -2.4C on the 18th.
April 2011. The record warmest April in my records, with an average of 10.3C, just pipping April 2007 (10.1). It was also very dry, with just 10.3 mm of rain (only April 1997 was drier, with 10.0 mm), 5.6 mm of which fell on the wettest day (the 23rd). Also a sunny month. At times near the end of the month the temperatures were kept down by a cool easterly breeze with some haar.
6 April. A very mild night, at 11.8C the record highest April minimum in my records.
8 April. A very warm day peaking at 20.3C in the afternoon, the record earliest date at which 20C is passed.
10 April. A maximum in the afternoon of 21.1C. By far the record earliest date in the year I've reached 21.0C - the previous earliest date was May 9 in 2000; in 2002 we had to wait until 13 July.
23 April With 5.6 mm, the wettest day of the month.
27 April. A minimum of 0.7C, the lowest temperature of the month. This is - are you ready for this? - the record highest lowest minimum in April I've yet recorded.
May 2011. Overall quite cool and very wet - the new record wettest May.
4 May. Dry. Sunny day, but the minimum in the morning is -1.1C, the record lowest May temperature in my records.
23 May. A great spring gale - destructive because the trees are in full leaf, even the ash, and unusually late.
June 2011. Warm start, then cool and quite wet; many cool nights; probably the coolest since 1991, and certainly the new record coldest in my records, in spite of a warm start.
3-4 June. The maximum on the 3rd is 25.2C (the new record highest maximum for June), on the 4th just 10.9, a phenomenal difference of 14.3C, a new record difference. A transition accompanied by no noticeable rain or wind, either, or even change in wind direction.
21 June. The wettest day of the month, with 22.8 mm of rain.
24 June. We are just on the edge of the great Dundee 4 pm thunderstorm.
July 2011. Cold and wet. At 13.7C average, only 2004 was colder (just). The month was wet, with 133.2 mm (174%) of rain in total.
5-6 July. Another very wet spell - and just like this time last year I'm away and miss it. On the observing day of Tuesday 5th 37.2 mm of rain falls - most of it after midnight. The total for the calendar day of the 6th is 40.2 mm. Another 19.0 mm falls on the observing day (9-9 GMT) of the 6th.
10 July. A torrential shower early afternoon, over 10 mm in half an hour or so, giving a rainfall rate of about 21 mm/hour.
14 July. The warmest day of the month, 23.9C.
23 July. With a minimum of just 4.9C a very cool night.
August 2011. With a mean of just 13.1C, easily the new record coldest August in my records, and locally since probably 1986. It was also wet (with 130.8 mm), although most of the rain fell in the first half of the month.
10 August. A very wet day; with 35.0 mm currently the 10th equal wettest day in my reords. Also cold, with a maximum of just 12.5C.
September 2011. Wet, very slightly cooler than average, and sunny. Very warm end to the month. The temperature was -0.3C beneath average, with 96.6 mm (158%) of rain. The highest temperature was 23.2C on the 3rd and the lowest 5.2C on the 4th. The 16th was the wettest day with 18.8 mm of rain.
30 September. The warmest day of the month and the new record latest date on which 21C is exceeded, with a maximum of 23.2C.
October 2011. A fairly average month, with temperatures slightly above normal owing to some mild nights. We missed out on the very hot weather in the south at the start of the month, and the highest temperature of the month was just 16.9C (on the 9th); the lowest 0.9C on the 20th. Rainfall was close to average, with 73.2 total being 90%, with 20.0 mm falling on the 17th.
12 October. The first ground frost of the season (just).
November 2011. The new record warmest November in my records, with a mean of 8.0C, easily beating 1997; also quite cloudy, foggy, dull, no frost. A couple of gales and windy at times.
December 2011. Slightly cooler than average and the third wettest in my records.
2 December. At -1.8C, the first air frost of the season.
13 December. An unusually severe gale, causing a power cut.
25 December. A very mild Christmas day, at 11.4C, and a gale as well. Indeed it is the new record warmest Christmas Day in my records, easily beating 2002. Boxing Day is even milder, at 11.7C, before it turns cooler again.
A cool year and with a total of 1082.2 mm of rain easily the record wettest in my records, with several days of very heavy rainfall. The year also saw a record lowest average maxima. Average winter temperatures, but with some notably warm days in February. A a record driest winter with mjst 146.3 mm of rain 2011-12. A record breaking warmest and driest March and wettest April make for an interesting spring. The new record wettest summer in my records (400.2 mm of rain in total, or 176%) and the equal coldest (with 2011). The new record coldest autumn in my records (just 7.4C average).
January 2012. Average temperatures, quite a sunny month, and quite dry. Cool end to the month. Unremarkable in other ways.
16 January. The coldest night of the month, with -4.2C.
February 2012. Very anticyclonic. Slightly milder than average, a dry month, and quite sunny.
3 February. The coldest night of the month at -5.0C.
22 February. Very mild; easily the new record mildest February day in my records, at 15.2C.
28 February. The record didn't last long. Very mild; easily the new record mildest February day in my records, at 15.9C. This is also now the new record earliest date at which 15.6 (60F) has been reached.
March 2012. Easily the warmest (8.4C mean) and driest (just 13.0 mm of rain) and probably sunniest March since my records began, and probably locally well before that, easily beating 1990. There was no measurable rainfall from 17th to 31st March inclusive, a total of 15 days, constituting the first measurable drought since 2007.
25 March. In an amazing anticyclonic spell the new record highest temperature for March is set, 20.5C, smashing the previous record.
26 March. The record doesn't last long, with a new record highest temperature for March of 21.4C recorded on Monday 26th. This is also of course the new record earliest date on which 70F is reached.
27 March. And this record doesn't last long, with a new record highest temperature for March of 22.3C recorded on Tuesday 27th. There is also a new record lowest humidity reading of 37% that afternoon too.
April 2012. A record-breaking (for me) month: very wet (with 116.0 mm, 242% of average, the wettest since 1998), and the new record coldest April in my records, with an overall average of just 5.9C (-2.1C). Hence April was much colder than March. The maxima and minima were both new record coldest averages.
3 April. A phenomenal late cold spell with heavy snow and blizzard conditions overnight 2-3rd, and more snow showers the next day, on the 3rd, with strong NE winds. The maximum temperature was just 1.7C, a new record low maximum for April.
5 April. The lowest minimum of the month, -3.1C, just failing to pip the record.
8 April. The highest temperature of the month, 15.8C, the new record lowest highest maximum for April.
May 2012. A cool month. A very cold first three weeks, then a fine warm settled spell, with a wet end.
5 May. A new record coldest May night, with a minimum of -1.8C early on the morning of Saturday 5th.
10 May. A new record lowest May maximum of just 6.5C.
17 May. The record lasts only a week: a new record lowest May maximum of just 5.9C.
20 May. A new record latest air frost; -0.3C on the morning of the 20th.
June 2012. Easily the new record coldest, wettest June in my records, with particularly low maxima. A dull month, too. A very cyclonic month, with the lowest average pressure for June (1008) in my records. Rainfall totalled 133.6 (198% of average).
4 June. A minimum of 1.6C, new record lowest June minimum.
15 June. The maximum today was just 8.7C (but not as low as 1 June 1998).
19 June. The "warmest" day of the month, 18.3C, the new record lowest highest June maximum.
21 June. A vey wet day indeed: 37.6 mm of rain in total, making it the 4th wettest day in any months since my records begin.
July 2012. Following the coldest June in my records, now the new record coolest July, with a mean of just 13.4C. Wet too, with 128.4 mm of rain (161% average).
21 July. The highest temperature of the month, 21.2C - the new record lowest high temperature for July.
August. And then a cool August (14.3C), and very wet to book (142.8mm, 179%).
27 August. A very wet day, with exactly 25.0mm of rain.
31 August. The new record lowest minimum for August, just 3.3C.
September 2012. The new record coldest September in my records, and probably locally since 1993. It was however quite sunny. Both the maxima and minima were new record lows.
23 September. The new record lowest minimum for September, just 0.8C.
October 2012. A cold, wet, dull month. In fact it was easily the new record coldest in my records, with a mean of only 6.7C (-2.6C).
11 October. A phenomenal night's rainfall giving easily the new record wettest one day's rainfall, with 62.6mm recorded today - all the more amazing given the rain didn't start until 5 pm.
21 October. The first air frost of the year, -0.3C, easily the new record earliest date for an air frost.
21 October. The highest temperature of the month, just 13.7C, the new record lowest October maximum.
November 2012. Very cold but quite sunny with average rain.
December 2012. Cool and very wet; easily the new record wettest December in my records, with 169.6 mm of rain (257%) of average. The first half was very cold and relatively dry; it then became very unsettled and extremely wet.
6 December. The lowest temperature of the month, -6.3C.
20 December. Another very heavy rainfall; 51.4 mm, accompanied by a SE gale and cold too.
22 December. ... and then 34.4 mm two days later.
A cool year.
January 2013. With a total of 113.3 mm of precipitation, the wettest January in my records. It is also a cool and very dull month. Snow lies on the ground from the 20th until the end of the month.
11 January. After a mild start, the weather turns much colder from the 11th. There is snow on the 12th and 13th, resulting in 5 cm on the morning of Monday 14th. The minimum on the night of the 15-16th is -7.0C.
20-21 January. A major snowstorm. A blizzard with gale force easterly winds. It snows from 8 am on Monday 20th to 4 pm on Tuesday 21, that's 32 hours, leaving a maximum of around 20 cm with snow, almost a foot, and deeper in the many drifts.
26 January. More snow results in a depth of 44 cm of snow.
February 2013. A cool, relatively dry, very sunny month. The month was marked by some cool nights, with a ground frost every night, although the lowest temperature was only -2.9C (on the 27th). The second half of the month was relatively settled and dry, with some sunny days and cool nights.
2 February. 21 consecutive days of snow cover ended today.
March 2013. Easily the coldest March in my records, with an overall average temperature of just 0.9C. The coldest month of the "winter". It was very easterly and a very snowy month. Extraordinary. There were some very cold nights too.
11 March. Remarkable cold late spell. Snow on Sunday 10th and overnight, and then a very sharp frost at -7.9C. The following day, Monday 11th, is a remarkably and new record latest frost day, with a maximum of just -0.2C, followed by another sharp frost (-6.8C). Snow lies to a depth of 6 cm. There are also 46 hours of consecutive frost before the wind changes from the E to the NW.
20 March. Three more days of moderate snow leading to a depth of 14 cm.
21 March. The remarkable late cold spells continues: it is beneath freezing from 4 am early on the 22 to 1 pm on the 25th, a remarkable 81 hours of frost.
April 2013. The new record coldest April in my records. Also quite dry and sunny.
1 April. The new record coldest April low, with a minimum of -4.5C.
8 April. The new record coldest April day, with a maximum of just 1.4C. A snow day, too.
May 2013. Cool, quite sunny, somewhat wetter than average. The latest low minimum of -1.8C on the 24th and 25th.
June 2013. The new record driest June in my records, with just 26.8 mm (41%) of rain, with only 9 rain days. Otherwise a relatively cool and quite sunny month.
July 2013. A very warm month. Dry middle with wet and thundery spell at the end.
9, 18 July. The hottest days of the month at 27.1C.
5-21 July. Drought! No rain in this period.
August 2013. A cool, very dry month (24.6 mm of rain, 32%), otherwise unremarkable.
September 2013. Cooler than average and quite dry.
19 September. The new record coldest September day in my records - a maximum of just 8.8C.
October 2013. Very wet (with 144.2 mm of rain, 165% of the average), quite sunny, no gales, and about average temperatures.
18 October. 27.2 mm of rain; a very wet day.
November 2013. Cool, quite dry (30.6 mm = 41%), and very sunny.
December 2013. Wet, mild, and windy. The new record mildest December in records, at 4.8C just pipping 2002.
5 December. A great storm, bringing branches down, followed by a cold snap.
13 December. Move the weather station 5 miles down the road to Newtyle. It will be interesting to see what's different. It's about 100 m lower so presumably less snow.
30 December. A pressure reading of only 952 mbars.
A very mild year overall. A very mild and new record wettest winter. With 1158.2 mm of rain it was also the new record wettest year.
January 2014. About average temperatures, but dull, very windy, and the new record wettest January in my records, with 222.4 mm of rain (a massive 284%(, with two very wet days (31.2 mm on the 21st and 28.2 on the 28th).
February 2014. Mild and wet.
March 2014. Quite mild and dry.
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April 2014. A mild month, otherwise about average and unremarkable.
May 2014. Warm
June 2014. Easily the new record warmest June in my records, with an average of 14.5C. The nights were particularly warm.
18 June. The new record hottest day, with a high of 26.3C.
July 2014. Warm, sunny, and dry.
26 July. The warmest day of the year (so far), at 26.6C.
8 August. Downpour with 30.0 mm of rain. 21.0 mm of it fell between 4 and 6 pm.
10 August. And then the remnants of Hurricane Bertha brings another 33.6 mm.
September 2014. Very dry and quite warm.
October. Mild and wet.
November 2014. Quite mild and sunny, but the new record wettest on record, with a total of 192.0 mm of rain.
6 November. 52.8 mm of rain fell today.
14 November. Another 27.8 mm of rain fell today.
December 2014. Quite cool, fairly dry, and very sunny.
January 2015. Cool.
February 2015. An average month. Sunnier than average and with a cold first week.
April 2015. Warm and quite dry. The record sunniest of any month here since 1997.
4 June. An equal record low minimum for May of -1.8C on the 22nd
June 2015. Overall an average month, but with a new record high pressure and low pressure for June. Also ...
4 June. A low minimum for June, just +2.4C.
Overall cold and very wet.
16 July. A very wet day, with 53.4 mm of rainfall, virtually all of it between 4 and 9, with torrential rain around 5 am.
August 2015. Another average month.
September 2015. Average temperatures but quite dry.
October 2015. An average month overall.
November 2015. A mild, wet, dull month.
December 2015. A record breaking month. Easily the mildest (6.0C, +2.6, the next mildest was December 1997 at 5.3, although locally 1988 might have been milder) and wettest (with 190.8 mm, with only November and January 2014 wetter).
19 December. A new record maximum for December: 14.2C, a new record December high, and indeed warmer than some July days this year. The minimum on the 19th is also a new record high minimum for December, at 10.8.C
Winter 2015-2016 was exceptionally wet and rather mild. An unremarkable year, very slightly warmer and wetter than average. Highlights included: the first week of January, which saw rainfall totals of 11.4, 22.2, 48.2, 25.0, 25.4, 25.4. 22.0, exceptional for here, leading to flooding as the Isla burst its banks; heavy snow on the 28 April, with 5 cm still lying on the 29th, which did for my peony; a notable warm spell in mid September, culminating with 24.9C on the 15th; and a cold and frosty November, with a frost day.
January 2016. Extremely wet - the wettest month in my records, with 272.8 mm of rain in total.
1 - 7 January. The first week was extraordinarily wet, with daily rainfall totals of: 11.4, 22.2, 48.2, 25.0, 25.4, 25.4, and 22.0 mm, unsurprisingly leading to severe local flooding.
February 2016. An average month, but with many sharp night time frosts.
March 2016. A remarkably average month, with little of note.
April 2016. A cool, wet month. Most of the rain happened at the beginning and end of the month. There was a remarkable cold snowy spell at the end of the month - the heaviest snowfall since the winter of 2012 - 2013.
28-29 April. A remarkable heavy late spell of snow, settling later on the Thursday, leaving a 5 cm cover on the Friday morning.
May 2016. Quite warm, sunny, and relatively dry.
June 2016. Dull and wet.
July 2016. Unsettled.
August 2016. Quite warm and somewhat dry; also quite sunny.
10 August. A cold night with a minimum of +1.7C, the new record minimum for August.
September 2016. The warmest September in my records, and locally probably for at least the last 30 years, with an average temperature of 14.9C. It was also a sunny month, although rainfall was about average.
13 September. A new record high minimum for September, with an overnight "low" of 16.1C.
15 September. A new record high maximum for September, at 24.9C.
October 2016. Mild days, cool days, anticyclonic but otherwise average.
November 2016. With only 37.0 mm of rain, very dry (although not as dry as November 2000 or 2008) and at 3.6 C cold (but not quite as cold as 2010), and extremely sunny month.
21 November. A new record low minimum for November, with an overnight low of -7.5. It followed a frost day, with a maximum of just -0.3 on the 20th, very rare for November.
December 2016. Unusually anticyclonic, mild, quite dry, and dull.
25 December. A very mild Christmas day, at 12.2C, and a near gale as well. Indeed it is the new record warmest Christmas Day in my records, easily beating 2011.
2016-17 was a dry winter, but a relatively wet February means not as dry as 2011-12.
January 2017. Quite dry, cool, and sunny.
February 2017. Quite mild, wetter than average.
March 2017. Quite mild and sunny.
April 2017. The record driest month in my records, with just 7.0 mm of rain in total - coming after a very dry winter too.
18 April. With a minimum of -3.4, the second lowest April reading (after 1 April 2013), and easily the record lowest temperature for such a late date.
May 2017. Very warm - as warm as 2016 but at 11.8C mean not quite as warm as 2001 (at 11.9)/. The first third was dry and settled, the month becoming unsettled with more rain.
3 May. At 24%, the record record lowest humidity I have recorded.
6 May. A slight frost, at -0.4C, which only happens in 1 in 3 Mays.
12 May. A dry spell ends - one hour short of a meteorological drought (14 days without rain). Slightly drier than average.
26 May. A warm spell from the 24th to the 28th, culminating with 26.1C on the 28th. Only May 2010 saw a (slightly) higher May temperature (with 26.1).
June 2017. Wet (116.8 mm total rain, the third wettest in 21 years), less sunny than average (6866 minutes), breezy at times, and warm (mean 14.0, the warmest since 2014, and the 3rd warmest in 21 years).
2 June. The lowest minimum of the month, at 5.6C.
6 June. The wettest day of the month, with 32.4 mm of rain.
18 June. The highest minimum of the month, at 15.8C, the equal record highest June minimum (with 2005).
24 June. The warmest day of the month, at 24.3C.
27 June. 10.7C, the lowest maximum of the month, and the record latest day for such a low maximum.
July 2017. A fairly average month. With an average temperature of 14.8C it was slightly cooler than average, and with 47.8 mm of rain it was relatively dry.
24 July. The warmest day of the month, at 22.9C.
August 2017. Cool, wet, but sunny. The temperature didn't exceed 21.1C (70F) all month, the first time in my records this has happened.
1 August. Thundery showers. The rainfall rate in the hour ending 4 pm is 8.8 mm/hour.
2 August. Very heavy shower: the rainfall rate in the hour ending 8 am is 11.2 mm/hour.
26 August. The highest temperature of the month, 20.7C, the new record lowest August maximum.
September 2017. Cool and dull.
October 2017. Mild and quite dry; a westerly month.
30 October. With a minimum of -2.3C the first frost of the year.
Overall cool and quite dry. It was quite dry until the 19th (9.4 mm), and most of the month's rain fell between the 19th and 22nd. After that the rest of the month was cold with occasional light snow. It was a very sunny month: sunnier than October, and not far behind September!
Overall mean temperature: 4.7C
Overall mean maximum temperature: 8.1
Overall mean minimum temperature: 1.4
Highest maximum temperature: 13.7 on the 1st
Lowest maximum temperature: 2.9 on the 24th
Lowest minimum temperature: -2.6 on the 25th
Rain total: 45.2 mm
Highest daily 9-9 rain temperature: 12.6 on the 22nd
4 days snow fall, 1 day snow laying 9-9, max depth 0.5 cm
The November average temperature here in my 20 years of records is 5.8, and this was the 7th coldest. Average rainfall here is 79.9, and this was the sixth driest. However November 2016 was both colder and drier.
Overall cool, very dry, and quite sunny. It was the coolest December since 2012 and the driest since 2001.
Cold, about average sunshine and rain.
Overall cold and dry quite sunny.
Overall mean temperature: 2.3 C (-1.07 C), coldest since 2010, and second coldest in 21 years
Overall mean maximum temperature: 5.3
Overall mean minimum temperature: -0.7
Highest maximum temperature: 10.1 on the 20th
Lowest maximum temperature: -2.1 on the 28th, a new record lowest February maximum
Lowest minimum temperature: -5.0 on the 28th
Rain total: 39.4 mm (69 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 6.0 on the 14th
9 days snow fall 9-9, 5 day snow laying at 9, max depth 3.0 cm 6th and 28th
Overall cold, wet, and dull.
Overall mean temperature: 23.2 C (-3.4 C), coldest since 2013, and third coldest in 21 years
Overall mean maximum temperature: 5.9
Overall mean minimum temperature: 0.5
Highest maximum temperature: 12.2 on the 25th
Lowest maximum temperature: -1.5 on the 1st, equal record March lowest maximum.
Lowest minimum temperature: -4.8 on the 1st
Rain total: 146.6 mm (274 %), by far the record wettest March monin 21 yearsth
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 32.8 on the 15th
11 days snow fall 9-9, 11 day snow laying at 9, max depth 16.0 cm 2nd and 3rd.
Not far from average, slightly cooler an drier than long-term average, quite dull.
The warmest and sunniest May in my records (and only beaten by April 2015 for sunshine).
Overall mean temperature:12.6 C (+1.9 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 18.2
Overall mean minimum temperature: 7.0
Highest maximum temperature: 24.5 on the 30th
Lowest maximum temperature: 10.3 on the 3rd
Lowest minimum temperature: -1.1 on the 1st
Rain total: 47.0 mm (80 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 17.0 on the 12th
0 snow or frost days
The second warmest in my records (after June 2003) and sunniest June in my records. Only some cool nights kept the average temperature down. An extremely interesting month.
Overall mean temperature:14.3 C (+1.3 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 20.2
Overall mean minimum temperature: 7.6
Highest maximum temperature: 29.6 on the 28th
Lowest maximum temperature: 12.9 on the 16th
Lowest minimum temperature: 5.8 on the 26th
Rain total: 38.0 mm (54 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 17.0 on the 19th
0 snow or frost days
1 thunder day (10th)
I am sure my Davis thermometer, although screened and suitable exposed, over-records in direct sunshine.
A damaging gale on the 14th.
A new record low humidity of 24% on the 25th.
A very high diurnal range of 22.7 C.
The maximum of 29.6 C on the 28th is an all time new record maximum for me in this area.
The absolute drought is this tiny patch of East Scotland came to an end yesterday afternoon in the most feeble way possible, with my Davis gauge tipping just once to give 0.2 mm in what was an extremely local shower. This downpour ended 18 days without rain (the second drought of the spring/summer).It's annoying because there is no rain forecast for the next few days, so we were on course for beating my record drought of 21 days in July/August 1999.
The equal hottest (along with July 2006) and locally sunniest June in my records. The second drought of the year ends on the 8th.
Overall mean temperature: 17.1 C (+2.0 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 22.0
Overall mean minimum temperature: 12.0
Highest maximum temperature: 28.6 on the 27th
Lowest maximum temperature: 16.9 on the 12th
Lowest minimum temperature: 7.6 on the 25th
Rain total: 54.2 mm (69 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 13.8 on the 27th
0 snow or frost days
1 thunder day (27th)
Overall slightly cooler, drier, and duller than average.
Overall mean temperature: 14.4 C (-0.4 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 18.6 (-0.3)
Overall mean minimum temperature: 10.3 (-0.2)
Highest maximum temperature: 24.8 on the 3rd
Lowest maximum temperature: 11.9 on the 28th
Lowest minimum temperature: 4.3 on the 30th & 31st
Rain total: 59.0 mm (76 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 14.0 on the 12th
0 snow or frost days
0 thunder day (27th)
The maximum of 11.9 on the 28th was the second lowest in 20 years (pipped by 11.8 in August 2008).
Overall slightly cooler, drier, and sunnier than average.
Overall mean temperature: 12.1 C (-0.7 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 15.8 (-0.8)
Overall mean minimum temperature: 8.3 (-0.7)
Highest maximum temperature: 19.9 on the 1st
Lowest maximum temperature: 12.5 on the 25th
Lowest minimum temperature: 1.6 on the 23rd
Rain total: 52.8 mm (94 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 11.2 on the 18th
0 snow or frost days
1 thunder day (27th)
No records set this month.
Average temperatures but quite dry; cold spell at end of the month.
Overall mean temperature: 9.4 C (0 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 12.6 (0)
Overall mean minimum temperature: 6.1 (0)
Highest maximum temperature: 18.1 on the 10th
Lowest maximum temperature: 6.9 on the 30th
Lowest minimum temperature: -3.1 on the 29th
Rain total: 57.6 mm (68 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 15.8 on the 13th
0 snow or frost days
0 thunder day (27th)
The minimum of -3.1 on 29th is the lowest for October in my records (since 1996).
18 October. An unusually early air frost (-0.1, just); only 2012 was earlier.
29 October. A new record low minimum for October, by some way, at -3.1.
Mild, very wet, and aa very dull month, the dullest in recent years.
Overall mean temperature: 6.7 C (+0.9 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 9.3(+0.6)
Overall mean minimum temperature: 4.1 (+1.1)
Highest maximum temperature: 15.0 on the 15th
Lowest maximum temperature: 4.5 on the 26th
Lowest minimum temperature: -0.9 on the 2nd
Rain total: 141.0 mm (171 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 16.4 on the 20th
0 snow or frost days
0 thunder day (27th)
A average month, a little drier, milder and sunnier than average.
Overall mean temperature: 4.1 C (+0.6 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 7.0 (+0.9)
Overall mean minimum temperature: 1.1 (+0.2)
Highest maximum temperature: 12.0 on the 26th
Lowest maximum temperature: 1.8 on the 23rd
Lowest minimum temperature: -4.7 on the 5th
Rain total: 63 mm (179 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 28.0 on the 16th
1 snow or frost days
0 thunder day (27th)
Very dry. Also very sunny and cool (as a result of cold nights).
Overall mean temperature: 6.0 C (+0.2 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: -0.9 (-1.8)
Overall mean minimum temperature: 2.5 (-0.8)
Highest maximum temperature: 11.9 on the 12th
Lowest maximum temperature: 0.9 on the 22nd
Lowest minimum temperature: -7.0 on the 31st
Rain total: 12.2 mm (15 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 5.4 on the 21st
4 snow days, 1 day snow lying, 0 frost days
0 thunder day (27th)
The record driest in my records (since at least 1996). The minimum of -7.0 on the 31st is the 7th lowest to date and the lowest minimum not over snow cover.
Cold spell at beginning and very mild at the end. Mild and dry.
Overall mean temperature: 9.0 C (+1.9 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature: 1.2 (+0.2
Overall mean minimum temperature: 5.1 (+1.1)
Highest maximum temperature: 16.4* on the 26th
Lowest maximum temperature: 2.2 on the 2nd
Lowest minimum temperature: -8.3* on the 1st
Rain total: 30.4 mm (54 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rain fall: 10.6 on the 8th
2 snow days, 2 day snow lying, 0 frost days
0 thunder day ()
Both a record new maximum and new minimum for my station, 16.4 on the 26th is easily a new record maximum, and a minimum of -8.3C on the 1st.
Overall mean temperature 9.0 (+0.9 C)
Overall mean maximum temperature 3.2 (+1.1)
Overall mean minimum temperature: 6.6 (+1.0)
Highest maximum temperature 15.0 on the 21st
Lowest maximum temperature: 2.1 on the 16th
Lowest minimum temperature: -3.5 on the 31st
Rain total: 78.8 (144 %)
Highest daily 9-9 rainfall: 18.4 on the 6th
3 snow days, 1 day snow lying, 0 frost days
0 thunder day
Overall quite wet and mild, but sunny. Wet unsettled first half, dry anticyclonic second half.
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