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August 2006 : Your Monthly Statistics

Andy Bown

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

Please add your statistics for August 2006.

Mine are fascinating temperature wise, in fact I can't quite believe it even though my sig has hinted at the consistency!

Average max = 21.38c (Highest = 29c on 6th)

Average min = 12.67c (Lowest = 6c on 25th)

Mean = 17.02c (0.61c below my 4 year average)

Dry days = 16

Rain days = 15

Rainfall = 54mm (1.5mm less than 2005)

Here's the fascinating part...

Consistent Temperatures


20c = 3 days

21c = 8 days

22c = 10 days

23c = 4 days

25 days in that region of maxxes, 2 days went higher & 4 stayed lower.


11c = 6 nights

12c = 5 nights

13c = 7 nights

14c = 7 nights

Again, 25 days in that regions of mins, 3 stayed higher & 3 went lower.

More consistency with the rainfall with a near as possible amount of dry days to rain days! 39mm of the 54mm total fell between the 17th-20th which was a very thundery period.

(Mods : I couldn't find a similar thread anywhere, if I missed it please merge, thanks.)

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

A stark contrast to the preceding two months; an autumnal feel prevailing on most days from the 10th onwards. Probably quite a contrast between east and west of England this month, due to prevalence of N'ly winds with a Polar Maritime airflow and off the North Sea which brought some very low maxes in mid month here...

- COOL. COOLEST August since 1993

- DULL. SUNSHINE estimated at no more than approx 70% of average. Probably least sunny August since 1992

- Slightly WETTER than average with more rain days than normal but NO THUNDER

- EvapoTranspiration loss still exceeded monthly rainfall total

- LOWEST monthly mean barometer since March 2006


Highest max: 28.9 ºC on 6th

Lowest max: 15.8 ºC on 14th

Lowest min: 8.4 ºC on 25th

Highest min: 17.4 ºC on 7th


Average max: 20.9 ºC (1.6C BELOW average*)

Average min: 12.8 ºC (0.1C BELOW average*)

Monthly mean: 16.2 ºC

Days with Max => 25 ºC: 2

Days with Max => 30 ºC: 0

High THW Heat Index: 29.4 ºC (6th)

High THSW Sun Index: 35.8 ºC (6th)


Rain: 61.2 mm (120% of average*)

Wettest day: 12.2 mm (24th)

Rain Days (measurable ): 17 (11 with => 1.0mm)

High Rain Rate: 70.4 mm/hr (21st)

Thunder: No thunder or hail AFAIK

EvapoTranspiration Total: 66.5 mm


Wind Speed: high gust 24 mph, 1st

Wind Direction: Dominant SSW followed by N, NNW, W


High Barometer: 1023.5 hPa (7th)

Low Barometer: 999.1 hPa (17th)

Mean Barometer: 1012.1 hPa


Lowest RH%: 30% (8th)

Lowest DP: 3.6 ºC (9th)

Highest DP: 16.9 ºC (7th)


Sunshine: 90.6 hours calculated with limited sensor exposure, estimate 140 - 150 hrs actual monthly total ( well below average)

Sunniest Day: 8th with 7.0 hrs recorded, probably c. 9.5 hrs actual

* average at this site 1984 - 2005

Full daily details & stats here: http://www.tonbridge-weather.org.uk/2006/aug2006.htm

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


Here with my August stats with a few comments along with one for the summer

Temps are in degrees C, long term averages in brackets

Mean temp=16.7(16.0)

Average min=12.5(11.3)

average max=20.9(20. :(


Most in a day=22.4mm on 18th

21 days with 0.2mm or more and 13 days with 1.0mm or more.


fog, snow air and ground frost =zero

So the month ended just a touch above the average, thanks to the high mins.

The month was the wettest August in this area(using the Finningley data and my own data) for 20 years. Others nearby have recorded even higher values this August.

The summer

Its the warmest in this area since I started doing my checks in 1997, (some 2.4C above the 25 year average, using the Finningley data and my own)


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  • Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria - 47m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - snow
  • Location: Cockermouth, Cumbria - 47m ASL

Like everyone else August proved to be a big change from July

19 mean max

10.6 mean min

14.6 mean -0.3 diff from 1971-2000 av.

22.5 high max on 6th

16.2 low max 30th

13.9 high min on 31st

4.9 low min on 8th


79.1 rain total (mm) 91% of 1971-2000 av

20 raindays (no. of days with 0.2mm or more)

14 wetdays (no. of days with 1.0mm or more)

10.6 most in a day (mm) on 27th

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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

August 2006 Report.

By Paul Carfoot.

In total contrast to the hot dry sunny weather of July, the first couple of days in to August saw low pressure take control to the north of the British Isles. The first couple of days here in Burton were cool and unsettled with quite a bit of rain.

By the 5th a ridge of high pressure began to extend from the Azores, igniting hopes of a continuation of the hot sunny weather of July, unfortunately this fine spell was to be short lived, on the 6th I recorded the highest temperature for the month of 25.9c.

By the 9th pressure began to fall once again, which effectively ended any hopes of a long hot summer, temperatures failed to exceed 21c for 10 consecutive days here. It was also quite wet at times too, especially on the 23rd when I recorded 18mm of rain during an overhead thunderstorm.

The last week of August became prematurely autumnal with the very unsettled weather continuing as low pressure was never very far away from the British Isles, the weather was basically very wet, dull and at times blustery.


In total contrast to July’s very hot dry sunny weather, August was mainly dull damp, very unsettled and also very wet and at times windy.

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

Average maximum temperature = 19.8c

Average minimum temperature = 13.7c

Mean temperature = 16.75c + 0.55c above the 1971 – 2000 CET average.

Warmest day on the 6th = 25.9c

Coldest day on the 9th = 15.5c

Warmest night on the 29th = 20.6c

Coldest night on the 25th = 8.7c

Ground Frosts = 0

Air frost = 0

Thunderstorms = 1

Wettest day on the 28th = 10mm

Rainfall total = 80mm

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  • Location: Sunny Southsea
  • Location: Sunny Southsea

First monthly summary from Southsea, so no comparative data, sorry.

Mean Temp. 18.8

Mean Max. 22.1

Mean min. 15.5

Warmest: 6th; 27.4

Coolest: 29th; 13.0

Monthly rain (from IOW, nearest reliable source); 58.6mm

Bar: only 12 days info - incomplete.

Humidity: as above

Frosts; none

wet days: 8

dry days: 23

storms none overhead, 3 distant.

Overall; only about 4-5hours of sunshine a day on average, mostly overcast. Mild, with no strong winds and only a little rain to ameliorate the drought. Evening/night temperatures high, with only 7 days below 14C, none below 13C.

Measurements compared against IOW weather station. Day temps within 0.4C, night temps +1-2C, Bar. within 1mb, Hum. ~4-6%. Figures for rain & sun from IOW, as measurements not locally available (yet).

:( P

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

Pollard's Hill, Surrey

Note: Wettest August since I started recording here and coldest August since 1993.

August 2006 Stats:

Max Temp Avg: 22.26C (-1.72°C)

Min Temp Avg: 13.57°C (-1.2°C)

Mean Temp Avg: 17.91°C (-1.27°C)

Highest Daytime Max Temp: 28.1°C on the 6th

Lowest Daytime Max Temp: 18.3°C on the 14th

Highest Night Min Temp: 17.1°C on the 6th

Lowest Night Min Temp: 9.7°C on the 30th

Highest 24 Hours Rainfall: 34mm on the 13th

Total August Rainfall: 114mm (+66.38mm).

August Mean °C History 1991-2006:

1991: 19.54°C

1992: 17.99°C

1993: 16.95°C

1994: 18.29°C

1995: 21.24°C

1996: 18.66°C

1997: 21.78°C

1998: 18.2°C

1999: 18.6°C

2000: 18.94°C

2001: 19.26°C

2002: 19.28°C

2003: 21.0°C

2004: 19.7°C

2005: 18.22°C

2006: 17.91°C

August Rainfall History 1993-2006:

1993: 29mm

1994: 60mm

1995: 1mm

1996: 45mm

1997: 57mm

1998: 36mm

1999: 60mm

2000: 38mm

2001: 54mm

2002: 78mm

2003: 15mm

2004: 112mm

2005: 34mm

2006: 114mm

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  • Location: Scrabster Caithness (the far north of Scotland)
  • Location: Scrabster Caithness (the far north of Scotland)

Averages\Extremes for the month of August to 31 2006


Average temperature 13.8 °C

Average humidity 88 %

Average dewpoint 11.7 °C

Average barometer 1010 mb

Average windspeed 8.7 mph

Average gustspeed 11.0 mph

Average direction 312 ° ( NW)

Rainfall for month 53.5 mm

Rainfall for year 282.8 mm


Maximum rain per minute 1.6 mm on day 28 at time 16:26

Maximum temperature 29.6 °C on day 05 at time 17:36

Minimum temperature 7.4 °C on day 28 at time 05:59

Maximum humidity 98 % on day 20 at time 11:16

Minimum humidity 53 % on day 25 at time 23:59

Maximum pressure 1024.0 mb on day 07 at time 21:53

Minimum pressure 996.2 mb on day 01 at time 04:55

Maximum windspeed 44.9 mph from 299° on day 09 at time 19:07

Maximum gust speed 52.9 mph from 315° on day 09 at time 17:16

Maximum heat index 31.0 °C on day 05 at time 17:36


Daily rain totals

11.8 mm on day 1

5.7 mm on day 2

0.5 mm on day 3

2.0 mm on day 6

0.5 mm on day 7

1.5 mm on day 8

7.1 mm on day 9

6.1 mm on day 10

1.0 mm on day 11

1.0 mm on day 13

1.0 mm on day 16

2.0 mm on day 19

3.1 mm on day 20

1.0 mm on day 21

1.5 mm on day 23

0.5 mm on day 27

4.6 mm on day 28

1.5 mm on day 29

1.0 mm on day 31


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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport

Good morning everyone here are my stats for August 2006

Average mean temp...................15.31c + 0.81c

average max temp.....................18.80c + 0.80c

average min temp......................11.76c + 0.76c

highest temp recorded.................26.5c@ 6th august

lowest temp recorded................9.5c @ 29th august

This was the 3rd warmest August recorded in the last 10 years recent years

2006......15.31c ********



2003.....16c ***********








Rainfall for august was quite high i recorded 109.7mm , heaviest of the rainfall fell on the 18th august where 21.7mm fell. also on ths day between 0938 and 0948 7.6mm fell


newcastle upon tyne

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

Here's the information you've been waiting for.

Average daily maximum = 17.8º

Highest daily maximum = 22.8º (6th)

Lowest daily maximum = 14.2º (15th)

Average daily minimum = 10.6º

Highest daily minimum = 14.0º (6th)

Lowest daily minimum = 4.6º (25th)

Mean temperature = 14.2º

No of wet days (above 0.2mm) = twenty-one

Wettest day = 12.2mm (1st)

Total rainfall for year so far = 501.5mm

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  • Location: West Totton, Southampton
  • Location: West Totton, Southampton

August 2006: West Totton, Hampshire

Average temperature = 17.5 °C

Average humidity = 75 %

Average dewpoint = 12.6 °C

Average barometer = 1013.1 mb

Average windspeed = 2.4 mph

Average gustspeed = 4.4 mph

Average direction = 298 ° (WNW)

Rainfall for month = 31.6 mm

Maximum rain per minute = 1.0 mm on day 28 at time 07:29

Maximum temperature = 27.9 °C on day 06 at time 15:06

Minimum temperature = 7.4 °C on day 25 at time 06:57

Maximum humidity = 100 % on day 31 at time 13:52

Minimum humidity = 35 % on day 08 at time 16:11

Maximum pressure = 1024.3 mb on day 08 at time 09:09

Minimum pressure = 998.0 mb on day 17 at time 06:03

Maximum windspeed = 15.0 mph from 293 °(WNW) on day 01 at time 15:32

Maximum gust speed = 24.2 mph from 293 °(WNW) on day 01 at time 15:21

Maximum heat index = 28.3 °C on day 06 at time 12:11


Daily rain totals


01.0 mm on day 1

01.8 mm on day 9

05.2 mm on day 16

03.8 mm on day 17

06.8 mm on day 18

01.2 mm on day 19

00.2 mm on day 20

02.0 mm on day 21

03.6 mm on day 23

00.4 mm on day 26

05.0 mm on day 28

00.4 mm on day 29

00.2 mm on day 30

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

August 2006 for Cleadon, Tyne & Wear

Averages are estimates for the local area based on Met Office graphs, for reference period 1971-2000.

Mean max: 18.9C (+0.0)

Mean min: 12.3C (+1.0)

Mean temperature: 15.6C (+0.5)

Highest max: 27.2C (6th)

Lowest min: 8.4C (25th)

Lowest max: 13.8C (13th)

Highest min: 18.8C (6th)

Rainfall: 59mm

Wettest: 30mm (2nd)

Days of thunder: 2

Days of hail: 2

Days of fog: 1

Other August mean temperatures for comparison: 2005 15.3, 2004 16.2, 2003 16.6, 2002 16.0, 2001 15.7, 2000 15.6, 1999 14.7.

Apart from the notably warm day on the 6th this was a very unremarkable month, with remarkable homogeneity in temperature- daytime maxima were between 16 and 20C on two-thirds of the days. Thunder occurred on the 19th and 21st, while two showery days on the 28th and 29th both produced hailstorms.

The summer as a whole was the warmest since I started taking records, though only beating 2003 by 0.1C. My suspicion is that in terms of mean temperature it was probably the warmest summer in the area since 1976. It was also the driest since 1995. Sunshine wise, due to the remarkable July, it was probably the sunniest since 1995.

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

Hedon, East Yorkshire.

August 2006

Warmest Max: 29.1°C (on 06/08/06)

Coldest Max: 16.4°C (on 14/08/06)

Warmest Min: 17.3°C (on 06/08/06)

Coldest Min: 10.3°C (on 25/08/06)

Average Max: 20.9°C (+0.4°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Average Min: 12.8°C (+0.6°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Overall Average: 16.9°C (+0.5°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Rain: 111.7mm (229% Of Normal)

Wettest Day: 28th (18.2mm)

Air Frosts: 0

Days with Snow: 0

Snow lying at 0900: 0 days

Dry Days: 9

Wet Days: 22

Days With Rain >1.0mm: 17

Thunderstorms: 4

Year 2006 So Far (Jan - Aug)

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: 15.0°C (+1.3°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

Average Min: 7.2°C (+0.7°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

Overall Average: 10.78°C (+1.00°C Above Running 1971-2000 Average)

Rain: 378.9mm (106% Of Normal)

Wettest Day: 28/08/06 (18.2mm)

Air Frosts: 21

Days With Snow: 11

Snow lying at 0900: 3 days

Dry Days: 111

Wet Days: 132

Days With Rain >1.0mm: 83

Thunderstorms: 22

Overall a very average month with regards to temperature, but also very wet and dull. The monthly rainfall of 111.7mm is the wettest month Ive ever recorded and actually meant the summer as a whole finished with close to average rainfall, despite a dry June and July.

Temperatures were generally close to average all month, with the exception of a warm first weekend where it reached 26.9°C (5th) and 29.1°C (6th). The 11th-15th saw a cooler spell, with 5 days below 19.0°C. The weather throughout the month was uniformly mostly cloudy or dull, with little sunshine and never more than 2 dry days in a row.

It was also the first summer month since July 2003 where a single figure minima was not recorded, though only the 6th had a minima above 15°C. In this regard, the month had very stable temperatures, with few notable extremes.

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