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

If, like me, you're really busy, why not spend some time on something utterly useless like collating your weather information for February.

Average daily maximum 7.3º

Highest daily maximum 10.8º (15th)

Lowest daily maximum 2.1º (4th)

Average daily minimum 0.6º

Highest daily minimum 6.6º (23rd)

Lowest daily minimum -7.0º (8th)

Mean temperature 3.9º

No. of air frosts - ten

Total rainfall - 87.2mm

No. of wet days (0.2mm or above) - twenty

Wettest day - 16.2mm (28th)

Highest wind gust 63mph (2nd)

Right....better get some work done.

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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

February 2007 Report.

By Paul Carfoot.

In complete contrast to January, February began with high pressure centred over the country, during daylight hours the days were mild, but with clear skies at night, temperatures fell very rapidly and I recorded some fairly low temperatures, -5.4c here in Burton on the night of the 4th February. The 5th saw another shift of weather patterns, this time pressure began to rise towards Greenland, this had the affect of shifting winds in to the north, and much colder weather began spreading south.

The nights of the 6th and 7th gave severe frosts here in Burton, with a minimum temperature of –8.1c on the night of the 7th.

The 8th of February saw mild Atlantic air trying to push in from the south west, but as it came up against the bitterly cold air now pooled over many parts of the country, it gave a period of frontal snow, which continued for almost 24 hours here in Burton, for the most part the snow was light here, but during a couple of heavy spells the snow settled to give a maximum depth of 3cm on the 9th.

The mild air eventually won the battle and from the 10th up and till the end of the month, the temperatures were once again well above normal as southwesterly winds predominated; it was also very wet and at times windy during this period.

Average maximum temperature = 8.3c

Average minimum temperature = 2.2c

Mean temperature = 5.2c + 1.0 above the CET average.

Warmest day on the 27th = 12c

Coldest day on the 8th = 0.7c

Warmest night on the 1st = 8.4c

Coldest night on the 7th = -8.1c

Ground Frosts = 5

Air frost = 8

Days of snow = 2

Days of lying snow = 2

Thunderstorms = 1

Rainfall total = 56 mm

Rain total this year = 107mm

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

February completed this winters' trend of only having one cold spell per month lasting no more than five or six days.

In fact, broadening out from five or six days, the first nine days come out at a mean of 2.3c. Whereas the last 19 days have a mean of 7.72c! The hard frosts in that cold period are the only reason my overall monthly mean is below 6c.

My long term February mean (4 years now) is 4.13c, so we have an increase on average of 1.65c.

Average max = 8.78c (highest 14c on 11th, 26th, 27th)

Average min = 2.78c (lowest -6c on 7th)

Mean = 5.78c

Dry days = 11

Precip days = 17 (snow/sleet or hail on 3 days)

Rainfall = 113.5mm (5th consecutive month above 100mm! Only 8mm in those cold opening nine days).

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1st to 5th sunny start.

6th to 9th cold with snow.

10th to 14th sunny.

15th to 17th cold and windy.

18th to 25th very windy and heavy rain.

26th sunny.

27th to 28th snow and heavy rain and windy.

Rain fall here this month 50mm jan 115mm (less rain this month)

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

A mild month but only the mildest February since 2002, with consistently warm days and nights and no notable temperature peaks or frosts. One brief cold snap brought a short lived snowfall. Rainfall total was 140% of average despite two dry spells, with no particularly wet days. Sunshine total was probably just a little below average.

Monthly Mean: 6.5 ºC

Average max: 9.4 ºC ( 1.7C ABOVE average )

Average min: 4.1 ºC ( 1.7C ABOVE average )

Highest max: 12.6 ºC ( 17th )

Lowest max: 4.2 ºC ( 8th )

Lowest min: -5.6 ºC ( 7th )

Highest min: 8.3 ºC ( 20th )

No.of Days with air frost: 6 days

Low Wind Chill: -5.6 ºC ( 7th )

Low THW Heat Index: -5.7 ºC ( 7th )

High THW Heat Index: 11.9 ºC ( 1st )

High THSW Sun Index: 21.1 ºC ( 21st )

Lowest RH%: 41 % ( 7th )

Lowest Dewpoint: -8.1 ºC ( 7th )

Highest Dewpoint: 9.6 ºC ( 27th )

Rain total: 69.5 mm ( 140% of Average )

Wettest day: 8.9 mm ( 14th )

Rain Days ( measurable ): 16 days

Rain Days ( >= 1.0mm ): 14 days

High Rain Rate: 22.6 mm/hr ( 28th )

Days with snowfall 1 days ( Max ground cover c. 45mm for 8 hours )

EvapoTranspiration Total: 18.9 mm

Wind Speed Average: 1.8 mph

Wind Speed high gust: 29 mph ( 28th )

Wind Dominant Direction: SSW ( 40% ) followed by SE, ESE, N & W

Mean Barometer: 1007.2 hPa

Low Barometer: 979.5 hPa ( 12th )

High Barometer: 1039.8 hPa ( 3rd )

High Solar Radiation: 684 w/m2 ( 26th )

Sunshine Hours: 59.4 Hours **

Sunniest Day: 6.2 Hours ( 15th ) calculated with limited sensor exposure, estimate 8+ hrs actual daily total

** calculated with limited sensor exposure, estimate 68 - 75 hrs actual monthly total ( below average)

* average at this site 1984 - 2006


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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

I suppose one advantage of taking your Mother to the Doctors is you get a chance to enter up the data early.

Offical Stevenson Data here. http://www.sheffieldweather.co.uk/html/data_for_2006_7.html

VP2 Monthly data here. http://www.sheffieldweather.co.uk/html/2007_vp2_data.html

Last Months report and possible cockups here. http://www.sheffieldweather.co.uk/html/las...ths_report.html

Just pm if you spot a mistake.

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

A wetter and milder than average month in Inverurie.

Average Temperature 4.7 °C, up +1.6°C on average of 3.1°C.

Minimum Temperature -3.7 °C on the 7th.

Maximum Temperature 13.2 °C on the 1st.

Average Wind Speed 3.3 mph, predominant direction SSE.

Maximum Daily High Wind Speed 34.0 mph on the 15th.

Total Rainfall 83.3 mm, up 31.7 mm on average of 51.6 mm (161.4%).

Average Sunshine Hours 3.2 hrs per day, up 0.5 hrs on average of 2.7 hrs (117.8%).

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

Hedon, East Yorkshire.

February 2007

Warmest Max: 13.0°C (on 28/02/07)

Coldest Max: 3.5°C (on 08/02/07)

Warmest Min: 7.4°C (on 20/02/07)

Coldest Min: -2.7°C (on 08/02/07)

Average Max: 9.0°C (+1.7°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Average Min: 3.3°C (+2.0°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Overall Average: 6.2°C (+1.9°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Rain: 51.1mm (133% Of Normal)

Wettest Day: 23rd (7.7mm)

Air Frosts: 7

Days with Snow: 1

Snow lying at 0900: 0 days

Dry Days: 10

Wet Days: 18

Days With Rain >1.0mm: 13

Thunderstorms: 0

Year 2007 So Far (Jan - Feb)

Warmest Max: 13.6°C (on 09/01/07)

Coldest Max: 2.9°C (on 23/01/07)

Warmest Min: 8.4°C (on 09/01/07)

Coldest Min: -2.7°C (on 08/02/07)

Average Max: 9.2°C (+2.2°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Average Min: 3.7°C (+2.4°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Overall Average: 6.5°C (+2.3°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

Rain: 96.6mm (109% Of Normal)

Wettest Day: 18/01/07 (9.3mm)

Air Frosts: 8

Days with Snow: 2

Snow lying at 0900: 1 day

Dry Days: 23

Wet Days: 36

Days With Rain >1.0mm: 26

Thunderstorms: 0

Another snowless, changeable and Atlantic-driven winter month. As a result it was milder and wetter than the long term average, with the number of frosts also below normal. The period 25th January - 7th February was the longest dry period since I began recording.

After a mild first two days, it turned much colder on the 3rd in a northerly airflow. Due to the westerly component of the flow, it remained clear, cold and frosty. The period from the 3rd - 9th saw 7 consecutive air frosts, the only ones of the month. The 8th was a very cold day, with a maxima of 3.5°C and minima of -2.7°C making it the coldest day of the winter.

The breakdown saw sleet on the 9th, before the Atlantic returned making the final 3 weeks of the month very mild, wet and occasionally windy. The maxima of 13.0°C on the 28th and minima of 7.4°C on the 20th were both the warmest such February values since 2004. After the dry start, the period 8th - 28th saw only 3 days without rain.

Overall, the end of a very mild winter which averaged 6.5°C (+2.1°C) and saw all three months above 6°C. Remarkable for its homogeneous warmth, lack of frosts and locally the most snowless on record.

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