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

    January 2008 was the warmest January of the five I have recorded temperatures, in fact it was the warmest by an amazing 0.62c :mellow: !! The previous warmest was, with similar conditions through the month, January 2007!

    Average max = 9.96c (Highest = 14c on Jan 18, 19, 20)

    Average min = 4.32c (Lowest = 0c on Jan 3, 6, 12)

    Mean = 7.14c

    Dry days = 11

    Precipitation days = 20 (inc. 1 wintry with snow on Jan 11)

    Rainfall = 123mm

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

    sorry to do this but it amuses me when people read a temperature to a whole degree and then give the averages to 2 decimal places!

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
    sorry to do this but it amuses me when people read a temperature to a whole degree and then give the averages to 2 decimal places!

    Well John, with all due respect to you experience, that's the way I do it.

    If you have any number of random whole degree figures and then work out an average it's going to be read to XX decimal places. I seem to recall you once telling me that I should do things to 2 decimal places.

    It's similar in cricket ; a batsman scores, say, 34, 56, 0, 117 and 21. His runs total is 228 and his average is 45.60 because when working out an average you seldom get a whole number.

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

    don't remember me saying it should be to 2 decimal places, I go on often enough about any met average should be to 1 place only, the same accuracy as any of us can read a thermometer, or with a digital its almost always to 1 decimal place.

    But no problem, I do it the Met O way, you and others, its up to you what you choose.

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

    my January data

    Mean temp=6.9C = 2nd highest since started in 1997

    Avge min=4.3 with lowest overnight at -0.9C on 3rd and the lowest daytime=2.2 also 3rd

    Avge max=9.5 which is over 3C above the local average, warmest day=13.9C on 20th and warmest night=8.8C on 26th

    Very wet with 87.8mm even in my well sheltered rainguage, 24.4mm on 21st being the wettest; 22 days with 0.2mm or more and 14 with 1.0mm or more

    3 air frosts and 5 ground frosts

    snow/hail on 4 days with lying snow(<1cm but >1/2 cover) on 1 day

    1 day of fog and no thunder

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Castlebay Isle Of Barra

    Weather: was mainly cloudy and dull, also stormy at times.

    Pressure: was normally around 1010mb and the highest was 1015mb and lowest

    was 964mb.

    Temp: Was normally around 5c to 7c.

    Humidity: was usually high around 80% and 90% most of the time.

    wind chill: was normally around 5c or 4c but somtimes in severe winds it

    was -16c.

    wind: the wind was calm but the end of the month was very stormy worst

    storm to hit Barra since 2005 and brought 100mph gusts.

    rainfall: the rainfall is very low for this time of year with only 12mm of

    rain.

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

    Rainfall: 87.9mm

    Highest Wind Gust: 92.3mph (in a squall line on 17th January)

    Thunderstorms: 2

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

    January 2008 turned out to be almost as mild as Jan 2007, but not quite, and virtually frost free. It was dominated by the Atlantic LPs with HP often lying to the south and southwest with mild and windy weather resulting. The monthly temperature was 2.3 degC above average and there were only 3 slight air frosts. Although there was a high number of days with rainfall the monthly total was only 97% of average, despite a very wet day on the 15th. It was also a very windy month after a calm first week, equal windiest month since installation of anemometer in 2004. Sunshine was a little below average with a long, gloomy mid month period.

    • Wettest January day (15th) since recording began here in 1984
    • Highest January monthly minimum of -0.1 °C beat -1.3 °C in 2005
    • No falling snow or sleet observed during the month
    • No thunder
    • 2 days with fog
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      ----- JANUARY 2008 IN A NUTSHELL -----
      Mean Daily Temperature 7.2 ºC ( 2.3 C ABOVE average )*
      Average max: 9.2 ºC ( 2.0C ABOVE average )*
      Average min: 5.2 ºC ( 2.4C ABOVE average )*
      Highest max: 13.1 ºC ( 19th )
      Lowest min: -0.1 ºC ( 17th )
      Warmest Daytime 12h Mean 12.6 ºC ( 19th )
      Coldest Daytime 12h Mean 1.4 ºC ( 3rd )
      Coldest Nighttime 12h Mean 0.2 ºC ( 3rd )
      Warmest Nighttime 12h Mean 12.5 ºC ( 18/19th )
      No.of Airfrosts: 3 days
      Total Rainfall: 74.9 mm ( 97% of average )*
      Total Rain Days (>=0.2mm): 21 days ( 3 ABOVE average )*
      incl Wet Days (=> 1.0mm) 11 days ( 3 BELOW average )*
      Wettest Day: 27.8 mm ( 15th )
      Wind Speed high gust: 34 mph ( 15th & 31st )
      Dominant Wind Direction: SSW ( 42% )
      Mean Daily Pressure: 1012.2 hPa
      Highest Pressure: 1036.6 hPa ( 24th )
      Lowest Pressure: 975.5 hPa ( 15th )
      Estimated Sunshine Hours **: 45 Hours ( Slightly BELOW average )*
      ** calculated from limited solar sensor exposure of 28.2 hours
      * average at this site 1984 - 2007
      Full daily and monthly stats here: http://www.tonbridge-weather.org.uk/2008/2008-01.htm

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  • Location: Blakenhall, Cheshire
  • Location: Blakenhall, Cheshire

    January 2008 Statistics

    Blakenhall, Cheshire

    (53.02, -2.41)

    Average daily maximum: 8.5º*

    Average daily minimum: 2.7º*

    MEAN TEMPERATURE: 5.6º*

    Highest daily maximum: 13.5º (23rd)

    Lowest daily maximum: 02.0º (-3rd)

    Days 10º or above: 9

    Highest daily minimum: *

    Lowest daily minimum: -1.0º (3rd)

    Days 0º or below: 3*

    Days With Rain: 20

    Maximum Rainfall: 13.47mm (15th)

    Total Rainfall: 75.6mm

    Maximum Windspeed: 8th*

    Highest Relative Pressure: 1033.5mb (27th)

    Lowest Relative Pressure: 973.9mb (15th)

    * - Infuriatingly, it seems people at home are incapable of looking after... or more importantly leaving alone the weather tracking software, when I'm away, as I was from January 15th onwards. Consequently, during my absence, the following downtime (totalling around 105 hours) occured, which is likely to have influenced all statistics marked with an asterisk.

    No Maximum temperature was available for days 17, 20, 22, 24.

    No Minimum temperature was available for days 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29.

    No Rainfall data was available for days 17-18, except that 13.47mm fell over the course of the two days.

    >:C

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  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)

    Very mild and very wet.

    Rainfall: 237.8mm.

    Wettest day: 40.8mm on 13th.

    Rain days >0.2mm: 23

    Wet days >1.0mm: 21

    Days of heavy rain >10mm: 8

    Mean temperature: 6.3c

    High max: 11.9c 20th

    Low Max: 1.9c 3rd

    High min: 11.3c 20th

    Low min: -2.2c 6th

    Air frost: 7

    Ground frost: 6

    Ice day: 0

    Mean RH: 88%

    High RH: 95% 21st

    Low RH: 65% 24th

    Predominant wind direction: SSE

    Mean wind speed: 2.4 mph

    Mean pressure: 1011 mbar

    Max pressure: 1036 mbar 26th

    Min pressure: 977 mbar 15th

    Days with:

    Gale: 3

    Thunder: 0

    Sleet or snow: 0

    Fog: 3

    Hail: 5

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

    BRISTOL, North Somerset

    Overall, wet and mild throughout between cold opening and closing days.

    The month started dull and cold with the lowest daytime maximum on the 3rd at 1.1C. Despite good chances of snow, there was no snow on the 3rd.

    By the 4th, rain arrived from the west but that didn't hel the temperature rise at first with a maximum of 2.4C. Showers followed on the 5th, some heavy. The 6th was calmer after a frosty start with sunshine.

    The new week began very stormy with torrential showers of hail and sleet and loud thunder on the 7th. The 8th and 9th were showery, showers very heavy on the morning of the 9th also. The 10th was windy with heavy rain from mid-morning and 11th saw rain last over 12 hours followed by a persistent spell of snow resulting in 2cm of lying snow (unforecasted) and the highest rainfall total since June 25th of 30.2mm. The 12th was calmer with sunny spells.

    The following days were again very breezy with showers on the 13th, and heavy rain on the 14th. Showers on the 15th cleared only to be followed by a long spell of heavy rain and gales. The 16th started very windy and a showery day produced hail and thunder in the afternoon. Strong winds persistent over the following days though the 17th was sunny throughout. It became very mild by the 19th with a high of 12.4C - the highest temperature of the month. Heavy rain cleared in the afternoon.

    Heavy rain once again battered us on the 21st and showers followed but generally lighter than the rain front. There were gales for a time but calmer weather followed with sunshine on the 22nd, murk on the 23rd, clear skies on the 24th anda generally dry end to the week bar a few showers on the 25th.

    Due to a clear night and cloudy day on the 28th, the temperature only reached 5.7C on the 28th, but 11.8C in the sun on the 29th. The 30th was cold and sunny after overnight rain and the month ended with a weak weather front introduce colder air behind it on the 31st.

    STATS:

    Lowest Night Minimum: -1.0C (Sunday 6th)

    Highest Night Minimum: 11.1C (Saturday 19th)

    Lowest Day Maximum: 1.1C (Thursday 3rd)

    Highest Day Maximum: 12.4C (Saturday 19th)

    Wettest Day: 30.2mm (Friday 11th)

    Wet Days: 18

    Hail Days: 3 (7th, 9th, 16th)

    Snow Days: 1 (11th)

    Thunder Days: 2 (7th, 16th)

    Frost Days: 2 (3rd, 6th)

    Average Daytime Temp: 8.1C

    Average Nighttime Temp: 4.7C

    Average Temperature: 6.4C (0.1C less than 2007)

    Total Monthly Rainfall: 155.6mm

    Mike Prys-Roberts

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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

    Apart from a short cold snap during the first week as high pressure built over Scandinavia, virtually the whole of January was dominated by areas of low pressure coming in off the Atlantic, these produced mostly very mild south or southwesterly winds giving unsettled and wet conditions. With just five air frosts recorded here, not surprisingly the month came in well above average temperature wise.

    Stats for January 2008

    Mean maximum temperature = 9.3c

    Mean minimum temperature = 3.2c

    Mean temperature = 6.3c + 2.1c above the 1971-2000 CET average.

    Warmest day on the23rd = 13.2c

    Coldest day on the 3rd = 3.3c

    Warmest night on the 21st = 10.7c

    Coldest night on the 3rd = -1.4c

    Minimum Grass Temperature on the 3rd = -4.5 c

    Ground Frosts = 15

    Air frost = 5

    Fog Observed = 0.

    Days of Rain, with 1mm or more = 18

    Wettest Day 11th = 26mm

    Days of snow = 3 on the 3rd and 8th

    Days of lying snow = 1

    Thunder heard / Thunderstorms = 0

    Rainfall total = 94mm

    Rainfall total to date for 2008 = 94mm

    Paul

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  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)

    Edit to my summary belatedly:

    Ground frost: 12

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

    A relatively mild and wet month in Inverurie.

    Mean Temperature 4.0°C, 1.1°C higher than the 2.9°C average.

    Minimum Temperature -5.6 °C, on the 12th.

    Mean Minimum Temperature 0.8°C, 0.8°C higher than the 0.0°C average.

    Maximum Temperature 12.4 °C, on the 27th.

    Mean Maximum Temperature 6.9°C, 1.3°C higher than the 5.6°C average.

    Maximum Daily High Wind Speed 44.0 mph, on the 18th.

    Total Rainfall 90.4mm, 8.28 more than the 82.2mm average (110.0%)

    Average Bright Sunshine Hours 0.6hrs per day, 1.1hrs less than the 1.7hrs average (33.5%)

    For more information, click here.

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

    Hull, East Yorkshire.

    January 2008

    Warmest Max: 13.3°C (on 18/01/08)

    Coldest Max: 3.6°C (on 03/01/08)

    Warmest Min: 7.9°C (on 20/01/08 & 27/01/08)

    Coldest Min: 0.3°C (on 03/01/08)

    Average Max: 8.8°C (+2.0°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 4.7°C (+3.2°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 6.7°C (+2.5°C Above 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 171.8mm (339% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 21st (37.0mm)

    Air Frosts: 0

    Days with Snow: 2

    Snow lying at 0900: 1 days

    Dry Days: 7

    Wet Days: 24

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 18

    Thunderstorms: 0

    The second mildest January on record, the month finished just 0.1°C below last year. The month was also the wettest on record, with more rainfall than would be expected during the entire winter quarter. It was also the first January to fail to record an air frost, with a minimum temperature of +0.3°C and only 4 days dropping below 3°C.

    The month started off with a short easterly spell. There was a brief half-covering on the 3rd which melted by 11am. This turned out to be the only lying snow of the month (and winter so far). Despite the cold snap, the first half of the month was 1.5°C milder than average. It took until the 18th for a temperature of 10°C to be topped however. The remaining 13 days averaged 8.0C, with double figures reached on all but 4.

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