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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Please post December Weather Records Here.

    Castlebay Isle Of Barra

    Highest Pressure 1038.3mb

    Lowest Pressure 978.3mb

    Highest Humidity 96%

    Lowest Humidity 68%

    Total Rainfall 232.7mm

    Highest Temperature 11c

    Lowest Temperature -2c

    Highest Average wind speed 30mph

    Average Wind speed 20mph

    Highest Gust 88mph

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  • Location: Hucclecote, Gloucestershire. 50m ASL.
  • Location: Hucclecote, Gloucestershire. 50m ASL.

    Churchdown, Gloucestershire:

    Averages\Extremes for the month of December 2008


    Average temperature = 3.6 °C

    Average humidity = 85 %

    Average dewpoint = 1.3 °C

    Average barometer = 1013.6 hPa

    Average windspeed = 1.4 mph

    Average gustspeed = 2.8 mph

    Average direction = 237 ° (WSW)

    Rainfall for month = 37.4 mm

    Rainfall for year = 766.6 mm

    Maximum rain per minute = 0.5 mm on day 13 at time 05:05

    Maximum temperature = 12.9 °C on day 20 at time 12:54

    Minimum temperature = -5.0 °C on day 31 at time 00:44

    Maximum humidity = 91 % on day 22 at time 09:44

    Minimum humidity = 72 % on day 26 at time 14:06

    Maximum pressure = 1034.1 mb on day 26 at time 23:27

    Minimum pressure = 972.2 mb on day 04 at time 06:47

    Maximum windspeed = 17.3 mph from 113 °(ESE) on day 13 at time 01:27

    Maximum gust speed = 27.6 mph from 113 °(ESE) on day 13 at time 01:27

    Maximum heat index = 12.9 °C on day 20 at time 12:54

    Frost days= 16

    Ice days= 1


    Daily rain totals


    02.0 mm on day 2

    06.1 mm on day 4

    00.5 mm on day 7

    03.6 mm on day 8

    00.5 mm on day 10

    03.1 mm on day 12

    19.1 mm on day 13

    00.5 mm on day 14

    01.0 mm on day 16

    01.0 mm on day 18

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

    In Great Asby, the month panned out like this:-

    Average daily maximum, 5.2C

    Highest daily maximum, 11.0C (21st)

    Lowest daily maximum, -3.1C (31st)

    Average daily minimum, -0.5C

    Highest daily minimum, 8.4C (21st)

    Lowest daily minimum, -6.3C (30th)

    MEAN TEMPERATURE, 2.4C (11yr average, 3.1C)

    No. of air frosts, sixteen.

    Total rainfall, 78.2mm

    Wettest day, 19.8mm (19th)

    No. of wet days (0.2mm or above). nineteen.

    Highest wind gust, 44mph (21st).

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

    YATTON, Bristol

    Mostly cold, colder than average, though a mild middle. Drier than average with rain spread out across the month.

    Average Max. Temp: 6.4C

    Average Min. Temp: 1.3C

    Average Temperature: 3.9C

    Lowest Max. -0.5C (Wednesday 31st)

    Highest Max. 11.5C (Saturday 20th)

    Lowest Min. -4.0C (Sunday 7th)

    Highest Min. 9.0C (Sunday 21st)

    Monthly Rainfall: 85.0mm

    Wettest Day: 35.2mm (Saturday 13th)

    Total Sunshine: 67.5hrs

    Average Wind Speed: 6.9mph

    Snow Falling: 0

    Snow Lying: 0

    Thunderstorm: 0

    Thunder Heard: 0

    Frost: 15

    Wet Days: 12

    Dry Days: 19

    Rain Days:

    04th 20.3mm

    05th 09.6mm

    06th 00.7mm

    08th 05.4mm

    09th 01.6mm

    12th 02.2mm

    13th 35.2mm

    14th 01.3mm

    17th 02.6mm

    18th 01.0mm

    19th 04.5mm

    23rd 00.6mm

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  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL

    Summary for December 2008

    Temperature (°C):

    Mean (1 minute) 3.7

    Mean (min+max) 3.2

    Mean Minimum 0.7

    Mean Maximum 5.8

    Minimum -3.8 day 30

    Maximum 12.7 day 21

    Highest Minimum 7.7 day 20

    Lowest Maximum 1.2 day 31

    Air frosts 16

    Rainfall (mm):

    Total for month 18.0

    Wettest day 7.0 day 13

    Rain days 6

    Wind (mph):

    Highest Gust 36.2 day 03

    Average Speed 5.1

    Wind Run 2163.9 miles

    Gale days 0

    Pressure (mb):

    Maximum 1041.0 day 26

    Minimum 976.0 day 04

    Days with snow falling 1

    Days with snow lying at 0900 1

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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

    December 2008 Report.

    A cold month, especially the first half and very frosty too with 13 air frosts up to the 16th and 15 ground frosts. Also two morning of light snow cover at morning observation at 09:00GMT. The mean temperature up to the 16th was 1.4c, the coldest start to December since I began keeping records in 2005.

    There was a milder interlude from the 18th to 25th with temperatures getting in to double figures. Cold conditions returned by the 26th with frost returning, this becoming moderate by the end of the month.

    The final mean for the month was 3.0c, the coldest since I began keeping records in 2005 and locally since 1995 (1.7c)

    Daily notes: 7th Still moderate to severe hoar frost at 09:00 GMT after a night minimum of –5.1c. The frost persisted in shaded areas here all day.

    12th, Glazed frost: After a frosty night, minimum –3.1c, the day dawned overcast with light rain, but as the air temperature was around freezing point and ground temperature still several degrees below, the rain immediately turned to ice on impact with the ground, creating sheet ice conditions for a time.

    31st: Very cold overnight and this morning with dense freezing fog. Minimum –4.9c and –7.5c on the grass. The day remained very cold with a persistent frost, though the fog lifted in to low cloud by mid afternoon.

    Maximum temperature –1.9c, making this the coldest day since I began keeping records in 2005 and the coldest from local data since December 2000 (-2.7)

    Stats for December 2008

    Mean maximum temperature = 5.7c

    Mean minimum temperature = 0.3c

    Mean temperature = 3.0c

    High Maximum on the 19th = 12.0c

    Low Maximum on the 31st = -1.9c

    High Minimum on the 22nd = 9.5c

    Low Minimum on the 7th = -5.1c

    Minimum Temperature on grass the 31st = -7.5 c

    Ground Frosts = 24

    Air frost = 15

    Fog Observed at = 1 on the 31st

    Maximum wind gust on the 21st = 42mph SE

    Thunder heard / Thunderstorms = 0.

    Days of Rain, with 1mm or more = 10

    Total rain days = 15

    Wettest Day 12th = 15.5mm

    Rainfall total = 59.5mm

    Days of sleet / snow = 3

    Snow lying at 09:00 = 2

    Total days of lying snow = 3

    Ice days =1 on the 31st.

    Rainfall total for 2008 = 787.7mm


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

    December 2008 Statistics

    Blakenhall, Cheshire

    (53.02, -2.41)

    Average daily maximum: 5.5º

    Average daily minimum: 0.2º


    Highest daily maximum: 11.6º (21st)

    Lowest daily maximum: -1.2º (31st)

    Days 20º or above: 0

    Highest daily minimum: 8.4º (21st)

    Lowest daily minimum: -6.5º (30th)

    Days 10º or below: 26

    Days With Rain: 8

    Maximum Rainfall: 3.1mm (13th)

    Total Rainfall: 8.85mm

    Maximum Dewpoint: 10.5º (22nd)

    Minimum Dewpoint: -7.2º (1st)

    Maximum Windspeed: 5th

    Highest Relative Pressure: 1027mb (26th)

    Lowest Relative Pressure: 960mb (4th)

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

    Weather report from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

    A little cooler and drier than average, but a very dull and cloudy period overall.

    Mean Temperature 3.4°C, 0.3°C less than the long term average (LTA) of 3.7°C.

    Minimum Temperature -5.5°C, on the 3rd.

    Mean Minimum Temperature 0.7°C, 1.0°C less that the 1.7°C LTA.

    Maximum Temperature 12.8°C, on the 21st.

    Mean Maximum Temperature 6.0°C, 0.7°C less than the 6.7°C LTA.

    Maximum Daily High Wind Speed 37.0mph, on the 19th and 20th.

    Total Rainfall 63.6mm , 9.8mm less than the 73.4mm LTA (86.6%).

    Average Bright Sunshine Hours 0.4hrs per day, 1.1 hrs less than the 1.5hrs LTA (28.0%0.

    For more detailed information click here.

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

    Mean temperature=4.3C(4.6)

    Average maximum=6.7C(6.9); highest=13.6C(19th); lowest=-0.5C(31st)

    Average minimum=1.9C(2.3); lowest minimum=-3.7C(7th) with the highest=9.2C(21st)

    There were 10 days with 0.2mm or more and 5 with 1.0mm or more; the rainfall was 26.6mm with the wettest day 13th(10.2mm)

    Snow fell on 2 days, lying(less than 1cm) on 1

    Air frost on 8 mornings with ground frost on 16.

    No thunder and 1 day with fog.

    Just under the average but with 2 cold spells; 1-6th with a mean of 3.1C and the second 26-31st(still ongoing) with a mean of 1.8C and an ice day on the 31st; this actually lasted for 45 hours into 1 January 2009

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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)

    December 2008: Lampeter weather summary

    A rare cold Winter month! Much of the month was on the cold side with the only true mild spell being from 18th to 25th. It was unsettled up to 21st, with the rest of the month under the influence of high pressure. Frost was a feature of this December with 18 air frosts. However there was no lying snow in spite of the prevalence of cold. Rainfall was below average; temperatures well below average; sunshine seemed to be slightly above average. Deficiency of really strong winds or gales.


    Total rainfall: 94.2mm

    Wettest day: 26.4mm 12th

    Rain days >0.2mm: 19

    Wet days >1.0mm: 14

    Days of heavy rain >10mm: 2

    Mean temperature: 3.2c

    Mean Max: 6.2c

    Mean Min: 0.1c

    High max: 12.1c 20th

    Low Max: 1.3c 15th

    High min: 10.1c 20th

    Low min: -7.5c 1st and 31st

    Air frost: 18

    Ground frost: 22

    Mean RH: 94%

    High RH: 99% various dates

    Low RH: 65% 27th

    Predominant wind directions: SSE

    Mean wind speed: 0.8mph

    Mean pressure: 1014mbar

    Max pressure: 1038mbar 27th

    Min pressure: 975mbar 4th

    Days with:

    Hail: 3

    Sleet or snow: 2

    Snow lying 0900: 0

    Gale: 0

    Thunder: 0

    Fog: 3

    Fog at 0900: 3

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  • Location: Exeter, Devon, England
  • Location: Exeter, Devon, England

    Weather stats from Leavenheath, Suffolk (~60m AMSL)

    (Departures from mean are from the 1971-2000 mean at Wattisham airfield in Suffolk which is ~10 miles northeast of the site)

    A cold and dry month, the coldest December for 7 years - and even drier than that December which recorded 17.4mm of rainfall.

    December 2008

    Mean temperature: 3.7C (Lowest since 2001 which recorded a mean of 3.0C)

    Mean maximum: 5.7C (-1.4C)

    Mean minimum: 1.6C (-0.3C)

    Highest maximum: 12.5C (20th December)

    Lowest maximum: 1.5C (29th December)

    Lowest minimum: -4.2C (12th December)

    Highest minimum: 8.5C (22nd December)

    No. of air frosts: 12

    Total rainfall: 12.0mm (23%)

    Wettest day: 6.8mm (13th December)

    Days with rain >=1mm: 3 (-8 )

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  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.
  • Weather Preferences: Love Weather, Hate the Spin and Lies to do with our Planets Climate.
  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.


    A colder month than average, mild mid month ,then much colder to end and only 75% normal rainfall!

    Highest temperature ,13.3c.....Sat 20th

    Lowest temperature ,minus 5.2c ....Tues 30th

    Dry days 15

    Wetdays 16

    Highest humidity 92%

    Lowest humidity 61%

    Highest barometric pressure 1036.4mbs....Tues 23rd

    Lowest barometric presure 978.3mbs ....Thurs 4th

    Highest wind gust....33mph southeasterly....Thurs 4th

    Average rainfall,74mms....recorded,51.2ms

    Average day temp 7.4c....recorded 6.5c

    Average Night temp, 2.2c....1.5c :D

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

    Hull, East Yorkshire.

    December 2008

    Warmest Max: 11.8°C (on 19/12/08)

    Coldest Max: 0.2°C (on 31/12/08)

    Warmest Min: 7.6°C (on 22/12/08)

    Coldest Min: -2.4°C (on 31/12/08)

    Average Max: 6.2°C (-1.4°C Below 1971-2000 Average)

    Average Min: 2.3°C (-0.2°C Below 1971-2000 Average)

    Overall Average: 4.3°C (-0.8°C Below 1971-2000 Average)

    Rain: 62.6mm (120% Of Normal)

    Wettest Day: 13th (23.0mm)

    Air Frosts: 4

    Days with Snow: 2

    Snow lying at 0900: 0 days

    Dry Days: 14

    Wet Days: 17

    Days With Rain >1.0mm: 9

    Thunderstorms: 0

    The coldest December since 2001, though with no great extremes. Suprisingly for such a cold month, it was wetter than average. There were also only 4 air frosts and no lying snow to speak of. It was also rather dull due to low cloud from the North Sea. Indeed, after the 23rd, there was no sunshine at all.

    The month started off cold, with a mixture of Atlantic-based weather and northerly winds. Daytime temperatures remained below 6°C until the 12th, though a trend of cloudy nights was evident, keeping away frosts on all but the 3rd and 12th. Temperatures then drifted slowly to around average, with the first half of the month averaging just 3.2°C (-1.9°C). The first 15 days saw almost all of the rainfall too, with only 5mm falling thereafter.

    From the 18th-23rd, it then turned very mild. Temperatures surpassed 11°C on 3 days and night minima were above 6°C. It quickly turned cold however, but 1.5°C had been added onto the monthly mean in just 7 days. The remainder of the month was the same every day: cold, overcast and aside from the final two days, frostless too. There were however more cold maxima, with the 31st just missing an ice-day in the final 20 minutes of recording (Max: 0.2°C).

    Overall, a pretty benign month. However once again it had less frosts than average and was the 4th snowless December in 5 years.

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