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

    here for Cantley, Doncaster

    February round up

    Definitely a month of two halves

    The first 14 days being about the most wintry in this area in at least a decade probably heading towards two

    Mean temperature to 14th=1.3C

    second half mean temperature=8.6C

    Mean for month=5.0C

    Avge Max=7.7: highest was 12.9C on 19th and lowest 1.6C on 5th

    Avge Min=2.2C: lowest recorded was -4.0C on 8th and the highest was 8.7C on 24th

    Days with air frost=12, Ground=13

    Air and ground frost occurred on every morning to 9th

    Falling snow=6, lying=8, max depth=2cm on 3 days

    Rainfall=25.4mm with wettest day=not able to give as melting snow affected readings

    In spite of the very mild second half the month came in as the 7th joint coldest February since 1990.

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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

    Feb 2009

    Very cold start and very mild end. This mean't temps came close to 70 -00 at 4c just 0.1C above average. Coldest since 2006 so nothing remarkable to look at. A very dry month 42.7 mm mostly falling as snow. Driest Feb month since 2003.

    Also a storm free month wind wise although the highest gust was 53 mph towards the end of the month.

    Actually a month that had some proper snow 13.4cm falling overnight 1st to the 2nd.

    Details here http://www.sheffieldweather.co.uk/html/ave...55_onwards.html and http://www.sheffieldweather.co.uk/html/las...ths_report.html even more at http://www.sheffieldweather.co.uk/html/dat...06_onwards.html

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

    Castlebay Isle Of Barra February 2009

    Highest Temperature 10.3°C

    Lowest Temperature -2°C

    Total Rainfall 54.1mm

    Highest Humidity 99%

    Lowest Humidity 70%

    Highest Average Wind Speed 40mph

    Average Wind Speed 16mph

    Highest Gust 52mph

    Highest Pressure 1025.4mb

    Lowest Pressure 973.9mb

    Highest Dew Point 7°C

    Lowest Dew Point -5°C

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

    Garioch Weather Station, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

    A month of two halves, ending on a very mild note. Dull, with greater precipitation than normal, much of it snow.

    Mean Temperature: 3.0°C, 0.1°C less than the 3.1°C Long Term Average (LTA).

    Minimum Temperature: -12.9°C, on the 9th.

    Mean Minimum Temperature: 1.0°C, 0.4°C higher than the 0.6°C LTA.

    Maximum Temperature: 13.9°C, on the 17th.

    Mean Maximum Temperature: 6.0°C, 0.1°C lower than 6.1°C LTA.

    Maximum High Wind Speed: 33.0mph, on the 25th.

    Total Rainfall: 70.9mm, 19.3mm higher than the 51.6mm LTA (137.4%).

    Average Bright Sunshine Hours: 1.6hrs per day, 1.2 hrs per day less than the LTA of 2.7hrs (57.4%).

    For more detail click here.

    For 5 year comparison, click here.

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  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m
  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m

    A tale of two halves, cold 1st half, mild second half

    AVERAGE TEMP: 3.8C

    HIGHEST DAY TEMP: 11.C

    LOWEST DAY TEMP: -0.7C

    HIGHEST NIGHT TEMP: 7.C

    LOWEST NIGHT TEMP: -3.4C

    HIGHEST DEPTH: 28CM (RECORDED 3RD FEBRUARY)

    DAYS WITH LYING SNOW: 16

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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 month of stark contrasts! The first half got off to a very cold snowy start, and then the second half was mild ,cloudy and frost free with no rain.

    The average daytime temperature for Feb in the Vale of Evesham is [6.9c,] now ,the first half came way below that temperature up to the 14th with [4.3c] now the 15th to the 28th the average day temp was way above the seasonal norm with [11c] recorded.! The average night temp is [1.3c] now the 1st to the 14th I recorded [minus 0.7c] average, then the 15th to the 28th the night average was[ 5.1c]

    So then ,the stats show that overall Februarys temperature both night and day was slightly above average in my area .

    Average day temp [6.9c] recorded [7.6c]

    Average night temp [1.3c] recorded [2.8c]

    Average rainfall [50mms] recorded [38.8mms] 77% of average

    Highest wind gust 25mph northwest ..Tuesday 10th

    Highest barometer reading 1032.3mbs FRiday 20th

    Lowest baromter reading 986.4mbs Monday 9th

    Highest day temp...13c Saturday 21st

    Lowest Night temp ...minus 3.7c Saturday 7th

    Lowest max day temp 0.1c Monday 2nd

    Highest min night temp 7.8c Monday 23rd

    So overall a "FLIPPING" February!! :):cc_confused::)

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

    For Westbury, Wiltshire

    Average max = 7.09c (Highest = 12.9c on 22 Feb)

    Average min = 1.85c (Lowest = -5.9c on 7 Feb)

    Mean = 4.47c

    Dry days = 14

    Precip days = 14 of which wintry = 8

    Rainfall = 101mm (not totally sure about the figures when it snowed as used the NW radar as a guide)

    It was certainly a month that could be split right in half with the opening 14 days having a mean of 1.49c and the second 14 days having a mean of 7.45c!

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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 2009 Report.

    A month of two extremes, with the first two weeks producing a mean of just 0.6c and the final two weeks producing a mean of 7.5c.

    A very cold first week with hard frosts and frequent moderate snowfalls with the wind blowing mostly from a easterly or north easterly point. The second week a little less cold and a little more settled, but with continued slight to moderate frosts every night.

    The final two weeks were very much on the mild side and very dry with only 0.3mm of rain recorded and hardly any frost recorded at all. Despite the dryness, it was a very cloudy and dull period with little sunshine around. The final mean was 4.1c. Average for this area.

    Daily notes: 2nd: Intermittent moderate snow overnight has left a cover of 5.5cm, and with a fresh NE wind, a severe penetrating frost, with an air minimum of –2.5c and –6.6c on the snow. At observation, heavy blowing snow with drifting in a gusting NE wind. The day continued with heavy snow at times, though with a much lighter wind. The snow cover ranged from 13 to 18cm by 19:00hrs. The evening saw the snow petering out with a slow thaw following.

    Winter 2008 / 2009: The winter on the whole was colder than in recent years, with frequent cold spells which gave much frosts and snowfall, especially during early February. The Mean was 3.2c, being the coldest winter from local data since 1995 / 6, -0.9c below average.

    Stats for February 2009

    Mean maximum temperature = 6.8c

    Mean minimum temperature = 1.3c

    Mean temperature = 4.1c

    Highest maximum on the 25th = 11.8c

    Lowest Maximum on the 2nd = 0.7c

    Highest minimum on the 25th = 7.3c

    Lowest minimum on the 7th = -6.2c

    Minimum Grass Temperature on the 7th = -9.4 c

    Ground Frosts = 16

    Air frost = 8

    Fog Observed = 1 on the 9th.

    Days of Rain, with 1mm or more = 6

    Wettest Day 9th = 9.1mm

    Days of snow falling = 7

    Days of lying snow at 09:00 GMT = 8

    Thunder heard / Thunderstorms = 0

    Rainfall total = 32.7mm

    Rainfall total to date for 2009 = 86.8mm

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

    very mild february for me, 2009 even larger teapot 13 days in double figures in the month

    coldest day was 2nd at 0.8C maximum

    coldest minimum 12th at -4.1C minimum

    mildest day 25th at 12.9C maximum

    mildest mimimum 7.8C on the 27th

    feb gone to form really, the 2nd half being way milder than the first half, to me spring arrived on the 15th feb, only had 1 single figure maximum since then, been mostly dry, occasionally sunny with light winds

    spring today as well with 12.9C maximum, 1st day of spring, although i think spring starts earlier

    avg max 7.7oC

    avg min 2.0C

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    It was certainly a month of contrasts by far,I make the 2nd half even milder than the 2nd half of 1997 but not as warm as 1998.

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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)

    FEBRUARY 2009, LLANWNNEN, LAMPETER, CEREDIGION

    OVERALL: AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, VERY DRY.

    This hid the actuality however of a very cold and snowy spell to 9th, with mild to very mild conditions off-setting this during the second half of February. This abrupt turnaround is shown through the mean temperature for the first twelve days being just 1.0c, while the remainder of the month averaged at 6.8c! It was very dry at 28mm rainfall, this being the lowest monthly total for almost two years.

    During the first 9 days of the month it was very cold and frosty, with snow and sleet at times, this lying on the ground from the afternoon of the 2nd through to the 8th. Frosts were not, however, all that hard, the month’s minima a mere -3.6c.

    The 10th to 15th saw a recovery in temperatures to close to the average, with some frost and fog at times, along with just a little rain as well.

    The second half of the month was mild or very mild and anticyclonic. It was mostly dry with sunny intervals, maxima between 9 and 12c, and virtually no frost- quite a contrast to how the month started off! There was only 1mm of rainfall during last two weeks.

    Total rainfall: 28.1mm

    Wettest day: 8.2mm 9th

    Max snow depth: 10cm 3rd

    Rain days >0.2mm: 14

    Wet days >1.0mm: 7

    Days of heavy rain >10mm: 0

    Mean temperature: 4.7c

    Mean Max: 7.6c

    Mean Min: 1.8c

    High max: 11.6c 18th

    Low Max: 1.1c 5th

    High min: 6.5c 24th

    Low min: -3.6c 2nd and 12th

    Air frost: 10

    Ground frost: 13

    Ice Days: 0

    Mean RH: 89%

    High RH: 98% vs

    Low RH: 65% 20th

    Predominant wind direction: NW

    Mean wind speed: 1.0mph

    Mean pressure: 1015mbar

    Max pressure: 1034mbar 21st

    Min pressure: 984mbar 9th

    Days with:

    Hail: 1

    Sleet or snow: 10

    Snow lying 0900: 6

    Gale: 0

    Thunder: 0

    Fog: 5

    Fog at 0900: 3

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  • Location: Northampton (90m ASL)
  • Location: Northampton (90m ASL)

    Not my data, but this summary has been issued by Pitsford Hall, Northamptonshire:

    REVIEW OF FEBRUARY 2009

    Headline: Bitterly cold first half with frequent heavy snowfalls. Mild, but dull second half.

    It was a bitterly cold start to the month across Northamptonshire. High pressure over Scandinavia set up an easterly flow and low pressure over Iberia resulted in a series of weather fronts which tracked westwards on its northern edge bringing frequent snowfalls, not just to Northamptonshire but to a large part of the England and Wales. Snow arriving during the afternoon of the 2nd caused significant disruption. Many schools were closed and the entire fleet of county gritting lorries were on the roads. Daytime temperatures struggled at 0.6C on the 2nd and some hard frosts were recorded overnight, particularly the mornings of the 3rd and 4th when temperatures dropped below -5.0C.

    Further heavy snowfalls were recorded on the 5th. Again these were associated with frontal systems linked to the Iberian low pressure centre as it was tracking closer towards the British Isles. The snow resulted widespread disruption to transport across the county. Most minor roads and country lanes were impassable with only the main roads accessible with caution. Bus services were suspended, rail services disrupted and jack-knifed lorries added to the problems on the M1. 15.0cm of lying snow was recorded at Pitsford at 0900. Yet more heavy snow on the 6th continued to cause traffic chaos across the county, including the closure of the M1. Most minor routes became paralysed and more remote communities became isolated. Rubbish collections were abandoned in Northampton and council facilities closed. 17.0cm of snow was recorded at Pitsford at 0900 the following morning making this the heaviest snowfall recorded for some 20 years.

    Over the next few days the area of low pressure pulled away northwards across the North Sea only to introduce a northerly airstream and further pulses of snow. Heavy falls of snow occurred during the evening of the 8th resulting in treacherous conditions on untreated roads across the county the following morning. With an increase in wind strength, some parts of the county experienced blizzard conditions overnight on the 9th. A rainfall equivalent of 20.9mm was recorded at Pitsford Hall during the 24 hours up until 0900 on the 10th. Daytime temperatures during this period were high enough to result in some thawing of lying snow, but it was a slow process and continued hard frosts overnight simply led to the refreezing of any meltwater and treacherous conditions developed on the roads. Black ice was a problem on many roads overnight on the 10th and again on the 11th by which time rivers swollen with meltwater were threatening to flood parts of Brackley and Towcester. In fact, many parts of the county retained their snow cover for another week – the snow finally clearing from Pitsford on the 17th.

    On the 15th an area of high pressure had become established over the southern half of the British Isles. Whilst this high brought significantly milder weather to the county with daytime temperatures for the first time in February reaching double figures and nights free of air frost, its centre retreated south-westwards over the next few days allowing frontal systems together with cloud and outbreaks of rain to drive into the county. The weather across the county continued to be influenced by this high to a greater or lesser extent right through to the end of the month. The settled conditions with fairly light winds at times did little to break up the cloud and it remained largely dull. However, there were a few days when the cloud did manage to break, including the 21st which saw a good 6.1 hrs of bright sunshine and some sunny spells were enjoyed later in the day on the 25th.

    The mild second half of February generally compensated for the bitterly cold first half such that overall mean temperatures were just 0.2C below the average. However, the month was certainly wetter than normal with a little over one a half times the expected rainfall, much of this being delivered in the form of heavy snow between the 9th and 10th. The anticyclonic gloom of the second half reduced February’s sunshine total to about three-quarters of its usual amount.

    Days with:

    Thunder: 0

    Hail <5mm: 0

    Hail >/=5mm: 0

    Snow or snow & rain: 10

    Snow lying: 16

    Fog: 2

    Air Frost: 11

    Duration of Air Frost: 98.0hrs

    Gales: 0

    Source and more: http://www.brixworth.demon.co.uk/weather5.htm

    16 days of snow lying in one month! Now there's something that hasn't happened in many a year.

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

    North East Cambridgeshire.

    Summary for February 2009

    Temperature (°C):

    Mean (1 minute) 4.7

    Mean (min+max) 4.5

    Mean Minimum 1.6

    Mean Maximum 7.4

    Minimum -6.3 day 06

    Maximum 14.8 day 27

    Highest Minimum 8.1 day 27

    Lowest Maximum 1.3 day 06

    Air frosts 12

    Rainfall (mm):

    Total for month 54.0

    Wettest day 21.0 day 09

    Rain days 10

    Wind (mph):

    Highest Gust 24.6 day 09

    Average Speed 4.4

    Wind Run 1809.6 miles

    Gale days 0

    Pressure (mb):

    Maximum 1033.0 day 20

    Minimum 981.0 day 09

    Days with snow falling 6

    Days with snow lying at 0900 10

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    The temperature contrast between the first and second half of February was the greatest in any month since I began keeping records in 1963.

    If the cold weather of the first half had been maintained for the whole month it would have been the coldest Feb' since 1986 and about the 3rd coldest in the last 100 years but if the mild weather of the second half had prevailed all month it would have almost equalled the mildest Feb' on record in 1998.

    Rainfall 39.0 mm ( 46% )

    Wettest day, 12.4 mm on 2nd

    Mean max' 4.7c ( +0.1c )

    Mean min' 0.7c ( +0.5c )

    Highest max' 9.2c on 24th

    Lowest max' -0.6c on 3rd

    Lowest min' -4.2c on 4th

    Highest min', 6.1c on 24th

    Sunshine 44.56 hr ( 70% )

    Sunniest day, 7.34 hrs on 21st

    The coldest February since 2003, the driest since 1998 and the dullest since 1997.

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