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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

Forgive me for starting this thread 2 hours early but there we go. :clap: I've just been adding up my rainfall totals and temperatures day by day.

Please post your summaries below. :D I will post mine in due course

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  • Location: Pollard's Hill, Surrey
  • Location: Pollard's Hill, Surrey

Pollard's Hill, Surrey

July 2006 Final Report:

Weighing in with a mean of 22.4°C July 2006 was the hottest month on record in Pollard's Hill (1990-2006). One for the record books and certainly one to remember. It was also dry once again with only 18mm, just half of our July monthly average here.

Final July 2006 Stats:

Max Temp Avg: 27.96°C (82.3°F) +4.04°C above 1990-2005 Avg

Min Temp Avg: 16.85°C (62.3°F) +2.66°C above 1990-2005 Avg

Mean Temp Avg: 22.4°C (72.3°F) +3.35°C above 1990-2005 Avg

Highest Daytime Max Temp: 33.9°C (93.0°F) on the 19th

Lowest Daytime Max Temp: 21.7°C (71.1°F) on the 14th

Highest Night Min Temp: 20.4°C (68.7°F) on the 26th

Lowest Night Min Temp: 12.6°C (54.7°F) on the 14th

Highest 24 Hours Rainfall: 7mm on the 22nd

Total July Rainfall: 18mm

Pollard's Hill Top Ten Hottest Months 1990-2006 (Mean Avg's)

1. 22.4°C July 2006

2. 21.78°C August 1997

3. 21.24°C August 1995

4. 21.0°C August 2003

5. 20.98°C July 1995

6. 20.75°C July 1994

7. 19.98°C July 1999

8. 19.94°C July 2003

9. 19.76°C July 2001

10. 19.7°C August 2004

Pollard's Hill July Mean Temperature Average History 1991-2006

1991 18.36°C

1992 18.77°C

1993 17.69°C

1994 20.75°C

1995 20.98°C

1996 18.74°C

1997 18.87°C

1998 17.75°C

1999 19.98°C

2000 17.29°C

2001 19.76°C

2002 18.44°C

2003 19.94°C

2004 18.52°C

2005 18.94°C

2006 22.4°C

Pollard's Hill July Rainfall History 1993-2006

1993 42mm

1994 16mm

1995 31mm

1996 33mm

1997 50mm

1998 17mm

1999 4mm

2000 53mm

2001 46mm

2002 73mm

2003 45mm

2004 46mm

2005 43mm

2006 18mm

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

As for many people this was the warmest month I have ever recorded with the mean temp of 20.07c being 1.07c higher than August 2003. There were an amazing 16 days with 25c or higher and 11 of these went to or above 30c, culminating in the record 36c on the 19th. There was no max temp below 20c, the only month I have recorded when this has happened.

I posted in another thread a few days ago that being in the countryside has led to some min temps of 12-14c which, had I been in a town, would have been 15-17c. These min temps are borne out by those at Yeovilton when compared to Filton (something I have done almost daily). I estimate that the mean could have been a full degree higher.

Average max = 26.45c (highest 36c on 19th - record temperature!)

Average min = 13.7c (lowest = 6c on 12th)

Mean = 20.07c

Dry days = 18

Rain days = 13

Rainfall = 42.5mm (wettest 5th-6th with 18mm)

Six of these rain days had negligible rain; eg. early drizzle or a very late light shower). The rainfall figure is largely made up by the 5th, 6th, 22nd and 31st. However Westbury was mostly on the edge of the heaviest rain as on the 6th and 22nd places 20-25 miles away had at least an inch more!!

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  • Location: Rosliston, South Derbyshire
  • Location: Rosliston, South Derbyshire

My monthly summary for the village of Rosliston, South Derbyshire, is as follows:

Mean temp: 20.3C (+3.6C).

mean maximum: 27.0C.

Mean minimum: 13.6C

Absolute max: 34.3C on 19th.

Lowest max: 21.1C on 8th.

Highest min: 19.2C on 26th.

Lowest min: 7.5C on 12th

Lowest grass min: 3.7C.

Mean 100cm earth temp: 16.7C.

Rainfall: 43.2mm (93%).

Most in 24hrs from 0900: 13.6mm on 22nd.

Rain days: 10.

Mean relative humidity at 0900: 72.3%.

Highest at 0900: 94.6% on 9th

Lowest at 0900: 46.2% on 18th (dropping to 24% by afternoon!).

Mean sea-level pressure at 0900: 1019.5mb.

Highest sea-level pressure at 0900: 1036.0mb on 15th.

Lowest sea-level pressure at 0900: 1004.9mb on 9th.

Maximum wind gust: 41mph on 9th.

Mean cloud-cover in oktas at 0900: 3.3 oktas.

What a month! 7 days exceeded 30C, 4 consecutive from 17th-20th. 19 days exceeded 25C, 15th-29th consecutively and averaging 29.3C for this period. June and July's combibed mean temperature stands at 18.5C - I wonder what August will hold..?

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

July for my weather station

Monthly weather summary

Month - July 2006

All temperatures are in degrees C and to the nearest 0.1C

Figures in brackets refer to my long term averages for this area-Finningley 1942-1995 and Cantley January 1997 – onwards. Not any standard I know but it covers all periods of rather coldish spells and the warmer ones, so gives a good idea of how figures today relate to the past data over 60 years or more.

Mean temperature 21.0(16.2)

Mean Maximum 28.0(21.0)

Mean Minimum 14.0(11.5)

Highest day maximum 33.7 on 17th

Lowest day maximum 22.2 on 8th

Lowest night minimum 8.3 on 14th

Highest night minimum 18.5 on 22nd

Total rainfall 35.8

Highest on any day 17.4mm on 22nd

Number of days with 1.0mm or more 5

Number of days with 0.2mm or more 8

Days with snow 0

Days with Air Frost 0

Days with Ground Frost 0

Days with Thunder 3(3)

Days with Fog 0

General notes/comments

This was the warmest month ever in this area using the data sets quoted at the top. Some staggering records really; 17 days of 28C or more with 11 of 30C or more. The ‘coldest day’ showed at 22.2C on the 8th. This was 1.2C higher than the long term maximum average. A couple of quite notable storms also.

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  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent
  • Location: Tonbridge, Kent

An exceptional month, the hottest calendar month at my site since start of recording in 1984 (and almost certainly warmer than 1983 going by LWC data), a new record maximum for the month, a new low relative humidity (since AWS acquired in Jul 2004), and the sunniest since ownership of a solar sensor in Feb 2005. Rainfall too was once again significantly below average, 3 thunderstorms were heard (possibly 1 or 2 while I was away too) but little rain associated.


Highest max: 36.1 ºC on 19th (new July record and 2nd highest recorded here)

Lowest max: 20.9 ºC on 9th

Lowest min: 11.7 ºC on 14th

Highest min: 18.2 ºC on 26th


Average max: 27.2 ºC (4.7C ABOVE average*)

Average min: 15.3 ºC (2.2C ABOVE average*)

Monthly mean: 20.8 ºC

Days with Max => 25 ºC: 18

Days with Max => 30 ºC: 10

High THW Heat Index: 35.2 ºC (19th)

High THSW Index: 41.4 ºC (19th)


Rain: 17.8 mm (42% of average*)

Wettest day: 6.6 mm (22nd)

Rain Days (measurable ): 9 (7 with =>1.0mm)

High Rain Rate: 29.0 mm/hr (22nd)

Thunder: 3 + maybe 2 while away


Wind Speed: high gust 24 mph, 9th

Wind Direction: SSW Dominant then SE then ESE then NNW


High Barometer: 1031.4 hPa (13th)

Low Barometer: 1006.8 hPa (31st)

Mean Barometer: 1018.2 hPa


Lowest RH%: 18% (19th)

Lowest DP: 6.5 ºC (17th)

Highest DP: 18.7 ºC (22nd)


Sunshine: 191.7 hours calculated with limited sensor exposure, estimate 290 - 300 hrs actual monthly total ( well above average)

Sunniest Day: 17th & 18th with 8.8 hrs recorded, probably c. 15 hrs actual.

* average at this site 1984 - 2005

Full monthly stats here: http://www.tonbridge-weather.org.uk/2006/july2006.htm

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  • Location: Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire
  • Location: Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire

Hedon, East Yorkshire.

July 2006

Warmest Max: 29.9°C (on 26/07/06)

Coldest Max: 19.4°C (on 13/07/06)

Warmest Min: 18.2°C (on 28/07/06) - New Record

Coldest Min: 9.3°C (on 14/07/06) - Lowest since 2002

Average Max: 25.5°C (+4.9°C Above 1971-2000 Average) - New Record

Average Min: 14.2°C (+2.0°C Above 1971-2000 Average) - New Record

Overall Average: 19.9°C (+3.5°C Above 1971-2000 Average) - Warmest Month ever recorded

Rain: 16.8mm (44% Of Normal)

Wettest Day: 27th (5.6mm)

Air Frosts: 0

Days with Snow: 0

Snow lying at 0900: 0 days

Dry Days: 23

Wet Days: 8

Days With Rain >1.0mm: 5

Thunderstorms: 6

Year 2006 So Far (Jan - Jul)

Warmest Max: 29.9°C (on 28/07/06)

Coldest Max: 2.1°C (on 01/02/06)

Warmest Min: 18.2°C (on 28/07/06)

Coldest Min: -5.4°C (on 03/03/06)

Average Max: 12.7°C (+1.5°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

Average Min: 5.7°C (+0.7°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

Overall Average: 9.2°C (+1.1°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

Rain: 267.2mm (87% Of Normal)

Wettest Day: 20/05/06 (16.0mm)

Air Frosts: 21

Days With Snow: 11

Snow lying at 0900: 3 days

Dry Days: 102

Wet Days: 110

Days With Rain >1.0mm: 66

Thunderstorms: 18

An absolutely astonishing month. The warmest July and month ever recorded in this location. Only one single day failed to reach 20°C and 29 out of 31 days were above 70F.

As a whole the month was almost completely dry, sunny and warm, with the majority of the rain coming in the last 5 days as heavy showers. Up to the 26th only 4.0mm had fallen. The middle of the month saw also 8 consecutive days with clear skies with low minima at first, with 9.3°C on the 14th being the lowest since 2002. The 17th onwards then saw exceptional heat, with 14 consecutive days with maxima above 25°C and a new record minima of 18.2°C on the 28th. Interestingly the month failed to reach 30°C, though the 26th came close with a maxima of 29.9°C.

The predominant wind direction for the month was southerly and as a result it was also rather thundery at times. The early morning of the 27th saw thunder, lightning and heavy rain constantly for 2 hours.

Overall, the most memorable summer month in my lifetime.

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  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme winter cold,heavy bowing snow,freezing fog.Summer 2012
  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet

July 2006 Report.

By Paul Carfoot.

With high pressure around the first 5 days in to July was very sunny and hot, over most parts of the UK, and Burton was no exception to this, I recorded a high of 29.1c on the 2nd.

The fine spell started to breakdown slowly on the 5th as low pressure moved up from France, outbreaks of thundery rain became widespread with some very heavy downpours over many areas, although here in Burton only a few sharp showers were noted on the 5th and 6th, giving a total of just 6mm of rain.

Cooler fresher westerly weather finally arrived on the 7th, but it was still quite pleasant with some sunshine and temperatures in the low 20c’s. A rather more unsettled few days followed and it was quite breezy at times.

Soon though pressure started to rise again from the Azores and the fine sunny warm weather was back by the 11th. This was to become what could be one of the longest hottest periods of weather since 1976. I recorded 10 consecutive days with temperatures exceeding 25c and 3 exceeding 30c, including 9 consecutive days of wall-to-wall sunshine, this was indeed extraordinary.

On the 22nd we had a spectacular thunderstorm here in Burton, this arrived at around 7:30am with continues lightning and very loud crashes of thunder for around 20 minuets. Another storm followed later in the day, between them we received 15mm of rain, more than the 2 preceding months before.

But this was only to be a very brief interruption and high pressure was back in full charge by the next day bringing very hot sunny conditions with temperatures soon getting back in to the low 30c. This was to begin yet another week of almost wall-to-wall sunshine and very high temperatures.

The last weekend of July saw pressure falling all across the country as a low approached from off the Atlantic. Here in Burton very little rain fell, infact both Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th produced bright sunny days with good amounts of sunshine with temperature getting above 25c. The final day of July ended cooler and fresher with sunshine and light showers.

Summary. In a word ‘hot’

Stats below are calculated using the average of the mean monthly maximum and the mean monthly minimum.

Average maximum temperature = 25.8c

Average minimum temperature = 15.9c

Mean temperature = 20.8c + 4.3c above the 1971 – 2000 CET average.

Warmest day on the 19th = 32.5c

Coldest day on the 9th = 20.3c

Warmest night on the 26th = 20.6c

Coldest night on the 14th = 10c

Ground Frosts = 0

Air frost = 0

Thunderstorms = 2

Wettest day on the 22nd = 15mm

Rainfall total = 31mm

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything extreme
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.

July 2006 statistics. Figures in brackets indicate difference from 1971-2000 average.

Mean max'.... 23.5c (+5.1c)

Mean min'..... 14.0c (+2.9c)

Highest max'... 28.3c on 19th

Lowest max'.... 17.9c on 9th

Highest min'......18.6c on 18th

Lowest min'.......9.1c on 14th

Rainfall.............69.6mm ( 122% )

Wettest day.......41.6mm on 2nd

Sunshine...........261.96 hrs ( 141 % )

Sunniest day.......14.89 hrs on 18th

Days with thunder heard.......4


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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

Here we go.

Average daily maximum - 23.3º

Highest daily maximum - 31.2º (18th)

Lowest daily maximum - 16.1º (8th)

Average daily minimum - 10.4º

Highest daily minimum - 15.3º (20th)

Lowest daily minimum - 4.4º (16th)

Mean temperature - 17.6º

No Wet Days (0.2mm or above) - 13

Wettest day - 18.2mm (31st)

Monthly rainfall - 38mm

Highest wind gust - 33mph (31st)

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Cleadon Weather Summary for July 2006- including estimated differences from 1971-2000

Mean max: 22.9C (+3. :(

Mean min: 13.8C (+2.4)

Mean temp: 18.4C (+3.1)

Highest max: 28.8C (26th)

Lowest max: 17.1C (4th)

Highest min: 16.7C (22nd)

Lowest min: 8.2C (14th)

Rainfall: 14mm

The driest and hottest July since I started taking records. Although the average maximum was reduced by some periods of sea breezes (notably in the first week), it was still the highest average maximum of any month at the location- and the average minimum also set a new record. Thus, the mean temperature easily beat August 1995 (which had a much lower average minimum)

Rainfall wise, it was the second successive month not to even manage 15mm of rainfall. Almost half of the month's total was derived from a thunderstorm on the 22nd.

Met Office sunshine maps have Cleadon at around 290 hours of sunshine, which would make it the sunniest of any calendar month there for a long, long time, quite possibly for more than a century.

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  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

No surprises - July was a warm, dry month in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

Average Outside Temperature was 18.0°C, 4.3°C up on the historic average for July of 13.7°C.

The minimum Outside Temperature was 6.9°C.

The maximum Outside Temperature 30.0°C.

The total Rainfall was 30.5mm, 50.3% of the historic average for July of 60.6mm.

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  • Location: Newton Aycliffe, County Durham
  • Location: Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

A bit late I know.....Durham 71-00 in brackets

Mean max: 24.8C (+5.0)

Mean min: 13.4C (+2.7)

Mean temp: 19.1C (+3.9)

Highest max: 30.3C (17th)

Lowest max: 17.4C (8th)

Highest min: 17.7C (6th)

Lowest min: 7.0C (14th)

Rainfall: 11mm

Incredible month. Only 3 days failed to reach 20ºC (one of those days was 19.9ºC!). So 28 days of 20.0ºC and above, an astonishing 18 days at 25.0ºC and above (including 14 days consecutively from 16th-29th), and 3 days at 30.0ºC and above. (30.3º 17th, 30.0º 18th, 30.1º 25th)

On the 18th the maximum temperature of 30.0ºC was reached around 1pm and 32º looked odds on, however sea breezes kicked up and moved in around lunchtime and the temperature steadily dropped during the afternoon. These very same sea breezes kept the temperature pegged back to between 20 and 25ºC in coastal regions.

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  • Location: Rochdale Northwest UK
  • Weather Preferences: snow
  • Location: Rochdale Northwest UK

I agree paul we have great temps.Im prob a degree or two below you mate.As i live near more to the sea.But we have had a great aug temps and sept so far.Roll on the snow lets hope we get lots this year.

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