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

    I have recorded 15 consecutive air frosts from the morning of Sunday 24th March until this morning. Having checked back through my weather records (which started in June 2003) this is the equal longest stretch of air frosts along with 24th November-8th December 2010! Considering this period has been in Spring in Southern England I think it is remarkable!

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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

    It certainly is remarkable.

    Another air frost last night takes the consecutive run to 23 days here; in 36 years of records at this site there have been only two longer runs of consecutive air frost. The longest was 32 days from Feb 1st- March 4th 1986 and the second longest was 28 days from Jan 24th to Feb 20th 1991.

    The current run eclipses the 22 day spell from Dec' 8th-29th 1981.

    Prior to this spell the longest period of consecutive air frosts in the second half of March or later was just 9 days in March 1984.

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  • Location: Knowle, Solihull - 400ft (122m) ASL
  • Location: Knowle, Solihull - 400ft (122m) ASL

    My current sequence of sixteen days was finally broken last night, although it was very nearly extended as we dropped to just 0.1c before six o'clock this morning.

    My records only go back as far as 2004. Here is where the latest sequence sits:

    17 days:

    19/02/2005 to 07/03/2005

    16 days:

    23/03/2013 to 07/04/2013

    14 days:

    01/02/2009 to 14/02/2009

    12/01/2013 to 25/01/2013

    11 days:

    28/12/2008 to 07/01/2009

    31/12/2009 to 01/10/2010

    16/12/2010 to 26/12/2010

    15/02/2013 to 25/02/2013

    So the local record remains with the 2005 spell. However, if the temperature had dropped slightly further than 0.2c on March 22nd 2013 (when we experienced four inches of snow here in Solihull) the sequence would have stretched to a whopping 22 days instead.

    Bish

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    according to met office bradford,they have recorded 65 air frosts from october to march 31st making it level with 1985/1986 for the whole season.with april and may still to come this season will have the most since 1978/1979 which totaled 86.The season with most being 1916/1917 with 94......respect!

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    finally met office released aprils figures,for this area confirmed....the most air frosts for the winter season october to april 2012/13 now totals70 for this area,the most since 1978/79.in fact only 78/79 is higher since 1968/69 which recorded 71.not sure any will be recorded for may,find out next month.

    just to compare,2009/10...58    ,1985/86..65     ,1978/79..86     1962/63...82    1946/47...78     1916/17...94

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  • Location: Yorkshire Puddin' aka Kirkham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Weather Preferences: cold winters, cold springs, cold summers and cold autumns
  • Location: Yorkshire Puddin' aka Kirkham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

    I am surprised that October 1978-April 1979 had more air frosts than October 2012-April 2013 since that period started with one of the warmest Autumns on record.

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