Extreme weather events in the Sidlaws north of Dundee (Newtyle)

Since records began in September 1996.



2014.


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.


August 2014.

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.



2015.


January 2015. Cool.


February 2015. An average month. Sunnier than average and with a cold first week.


March 2015.


April 2015. Warm and quite dry. The record sunniest of any month here since 1997.


May 2015.

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.


July 2015.

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



2016.


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.



2017.


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.


December 2017

Overall cool, very dry, and quite sunny. It was the coolest December since 2012 and the driest since 2001.



2018


January 2018

Cold, about average sunshine and rain.


February 2018

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


March 2018

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.


April 2018

Not far from average, slightly cooler an drier than long-term average, quite dull.


May 2018

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


May 2018

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.



June 2018


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.


July 2018

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)


August 2018

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).


September 2018

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.


October 2018

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.


November 2018

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)


December 2018

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)



2019

A mild winter, and quite warm but wet summer.


January 2019


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.


February 2019

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.


March 2019

Overall mean temperature                      6.6 (+1.0 C)

Overall mean maximum temperature     9.9 (+0.9)

Overall mean minimum temperature:     3.2 (+1.1)

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.


April 2019

Overall mean temperature                      8.4 (+0.5 C)

Overall mean maximum temperature     13.0 (+1.0)

Overall mean minimum temperature:     3.8 (0)

Highest maximum temperature              23.7 on the 20th

Lowest maximum temperature:              6.1 on the 3rd

Lowest minimum temperature:              -2.8 on the 10th

Rain total:                                              38.6 (82 %)

Highest daily 9-9 rainfall:                      10.4 on the 26th

0 snow days, 0 day snow lying, 0 frost days

0 thunder day

Overall quite dry, mild, and sunny. The maximum of 23.7C on the 20th was easily a new record high for April here (since 1996); it reached 22.4 the next day, too. There was an absolute drought from the 7th to 23rd inclusive.


May 2019

Overall cool and wet. In fact the wettest May in my records, just beating May 2011 (101.0 mm). Although grim to endure, the rainfall was much needed after recent dry months.

Overall mean maximum temperature    14.7 (-0.4 C)

Overall mean minimum temperature    5.3 (-0.9)

Overall mean temperature                     10.0 (-0.6)

Highest maximum temperature              24.7 on the 15th

Lowest maximum temperature:              6.2 on the 8th

Lowest minimum temperature:              -0.1 on the 4th

Rain total:                                              101.6 (165 %)

Highest daily 9-9 rainfall:                      22.6 on the 7th

0 snow days, 0 day snow lying, 0 frost days

0 thunder day



June 2019

An average month.

Overall mean maximum temperature    17.8 (+0.6 C)

Overall mean minimum temperature     8.8 (-0.3)

Overall mean temperature                     13.3 (+0.2)

Highest maximum temperature              24.1 on the 29th

Lowest maximum temperature:              10.6 on the 13th

Lowest minimum temperature:              4.8 on the 22nd

Rain total:                                              66.2 (94 %)

Highest daily 9-9 rainfall:                      10.0 on the 10th

0 snow days, 0 day snow lying, 0 frost days

1 thunder day (24th)


July 2019

Warmer, wetter, and sunnier than average.

Overall mean maximum temperature    20.9 (+0.6 C)

Overall mean minimum temperature     12.0 (+1.5)

Overall mean temperature                     16.5 (+1.1)

Highest maximum temperature              25.3 on the 23rd

Lowest maximum temperature:              16.4 on the 6th

Lowest minimum temperature:              5.7 on the 8th

Rain total:                                             95.6 (121 %)

Highest daily 9-9 rainfall:                      17.0 on the 19th

Fog mornings:                                        2

0 snow days, 0 day snow lying, 0 frost days

2 thunder days (24th, 25th)



August 2019


A dull, very wet month, slightly warmer than average.

Overall mean maximum temperature    19.0 (+0.1 C)

Overall mean minimum temperature     11.1 (+0.6)

Overall mean temperature                     15.1 (+10.3)

Highest maximum temperature              26.9 on the 25th

Lowest maximum temperature:             14.4 on the 11th

Lowest minimum temperature:             4.9 on the 13th

Rain total:                                             143.6 (178 %)

Highest daily 9-9 rainfall:                      25.2 on the 6th

Fog mornings:                                        6

0 snow days, 0 day snow lying, 0 frost days

0 thunder days

9-10 August. Overnight thundery rain, with a rainfall rate of 11.2 mm falling between 1 and 2 am.




September 2019


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Overall mean maximum temperature    x (+0.6 C)

Overall mean minimum temperature     x (+1.5)

Overall mean temperature                     x.5 (+1.1)

Highest maximum temperature              x.3 on the 23rd

Lowest maximum temperature:              x.4 on the 6th

Lowest minimum temperature:              x.7 on the 8th

Rain total:                                             x.6 (x %)

Highest daily 9-9 rainfall:                       on theth

Fog mornings:                                        x

0 snow days, 0 day snow lying, 0 frost days

0 thunder days (10th)

















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