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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)

    Lampeter, West Wales


    Exceptionally wet, mild


    This was one of the wettest Februaries locally on record, 213mm of the total falling in the first half, with a drier but nonetheless wet second half. It was the wettest of any month since November 2009 (309mm). It was the third successive month above 200mm. As with the whole of Winter 2014 there was a total absence of hard frosts or significant wintriness with no lying snow and only occasional falling sleet. Although a mild month there was no really mild weather the highest readings of the month being 10.4c (18th and 27th).


    1st – 14th: Very disturbed, exceptionally wet and with strong winds. A succession of deep lows crossed the UK through this period, bringing unusually low pressure, it got down below 970mbar on 3 separate occasions, and with the months lowest pressure of 963mbar 14th. Frequent bouts of heavy rain, 9 days in this fortnight over 10mm, 5 over 20mm and 3 over 25mm, with the wettest day of the month being 32.2mm 14th. Temperatures close to or a little above average with some slight frosts. Winds topped 40mph on 7 days, the highest gust of 61mph being on the 12th. Often rather cloudy but with some sunny intervals.


    15th – 22nd: Late on the 15th the barometer rose above 1000mbar for the first time since the 3rd after 12 day spell. Mild and unsettled with rain or showers at times but drying out between times. Relatively a much drier period with more 'normal' unsettled conditions, and lows now tracking north of the UK. Still, most days saw at least a little rain, but amounts much lower, and the wettest day in this spell saw only 13.8mm (17th). Sunny intervals with the 16th being a nice sunny day. Maxima getting above 10c at times although there were a few more slight frosts, the lowest reading of the month being -1.9c on the 16th.


    23rd – 28th: Mild and very unsettled with spells of rain or showers, heavy at times. Strong winds at times. Some sunny spells


    Total rainfall: 287.4mm

    Wettest day: 32.2mm 14th

    Rain days >0.2mm: 28
    Wet days >1.0mm: 24
    Days of heavy rain >10mm: 13

    Mean temperature: 5.4c

    Mean Max: 8.3c

    Mean Min: 2.6c


    High Max: 10.4c 18th/ 27th
    Low Max: 6.3c 6th
    High Min: 7.3c 20th/ 23rd
    Low Min: -1.9c 16th


    Est sun: 55hr

    Max sun: 7.5 hr

    Days no sun: 6

    Air frost: 7

    Ground frost: 13

    Ice day (max below 0c): 0

    Mean RH: 90%

    High RH: 100% various
    Low RH: 58% 26th

    Predominant wind directions: SSW
    Mean wind speed: 11.2mph

    Max gust: 61mph 12th

    Mean pressure: 994mbar
    Max pressure: 1013mbar 26th
    Min pressure: 963mbar 14th


    Days with:

    Hail: 7
    Gale: 0
    Thunder: 1

    Snow or sleet: 7

    Snow lying 0900: 0
    Fog: 0

    Fog at 0900: 0


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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral

    February 2014 Statistics

    February was a month that was fairly benign from those that preceded them, except for one final storm around Valentines Day and the snow snowfall of the season that occurred on the 11th, however the snow did not settled and it only lasted around 5 minutes. There was a fair bit of rain, without it being nearly as wet as January. Again this month will be noted for the absence of air frost, which has been the big headline hitter along with the rain and wind this Winter. 

    Below are the statistics for my weather station during the month of February

    Mean Maximum: 9.8C
    Mean Minimum: 3.9C
    Overall Mean: 6.85C

    Monthly Rainfall total: 82.5mm
    Rainfall days: 19 days
    Max rainfall in one day: 12.6mm (12th February)
    Total Snowfall: 0cm
    Snowfall Days (Sn*w falling): 1 day
    Max snowfall in one day: 0cm

    Highest daily maximum temperature: 14.0C (23rd February)
    Lowest daily maximum temperature: 7.4C (10th February)
    Highest daily minimum temperature: 9.7C (23rd February)
    Lowest daily minimum temperature: 0.2C (10th February)

    Days with Ground Frost: 5 
    Days with Air Frost: 0
    Days of falling Sn*w: 1
    Days of lying Sn*w: 0
    Thunder days: 0

    Temperature frequency breakdown

    Maximum temperature:
    5.0C to 9.9C: 19: 15 days
    10.0C to 14.9C: 13 days

    Minimum temperature:
    0.0C to 4.9C: 21 days
    5.0C to 9.9C: 7 days

    Compared to the Colwyn Bay average (81-10 average = 5.55C), my average comes in at 1.3C above the Colwyn Bay average, making it an above average month

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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

    A very mild and wet month. Winds almost without exception from the South South West. No lying snow at all. Snow confinded to snow pellets overnight on one day. Only two air frosts.. Fuller summery will be here shortly http://www.sheffieldweather.co.uk/Last%20Months%20Report.htm

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

    Cantley February and winter 2013-2014 summary



    Mild, wet and windy at times.


    Avge Max=9.9(8.4) – Warmest day=13.2 on 22nd and coldest day 6.7 on 11th

    Avge Min=4.3(2.5) – coldest night -1.2 on 10th and warmest night 8.9 on 23rd


    It rained on 18 days (15) with 0.2mm or more on 10 days and 1.0mm or more on 7 days; the wettest day was 11th with 8.4mm

    No snow (3) fog or thunder

    2 air frosts (eight) and 5 ground frosts (13)

    I also recorded 51 mph which is the highest gust since I installed Davis in 2005




    Mean= 6.6 (no data made yet for 18 year period)

    Avge Max=9.1(ditto)

    Avge Min=4.1(ditto)

    Falling and lying snow=0

    Air frosts=8 with 23 ground frosts


    Manchester Index=2

    For comparison winter 2009-10=175

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  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania

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    HOBART is Australia's southern most city situated at sealevel at the base of Mt.Wellington (1270m). Climate maritime temperate.


    February - Final month of summer

    A destructive squall line ahead of a cool change on the 9th caused widespread minor damage around Hobart. The peak wind speed of 130km/81mph was the highest ever recorded for February and the highest for any season since winter 1991. Trees and power lines came down. A motorist lost his life when a falling tree crashed down on his moving vehicle. What are the chances.


    Daily maximum temperatures jumped around a bit from day to day but were chiefly in the range of  high teens to mid 20s. Two days exceeded 30C, close to average. A tropical depression eventually reached Tasmanian latitudes on the 15th producing overnight thundery showers ( 19mm) making it the wettest day of the summer. Otherwise, weak fronts brought an occasional shower or two, or a brief drizzle period. Summer was more warmer ( mean +0.7C ) and drier ( 54% of average ) than normal. Temperature anomaly based on 1981-2010 values.


    Average maximum:  23.1 ( +1.0 )

    Average minimum:  13.0  ( +0.4 )

    Rainfall:  28mm ( average 41mm )

    Rain days ( +1mm );  5/from 9


    Extremes in daily temperature for February ( Records since 1882 ):


    Highest maximum:  35.4 9th ( Record 40.1 in 1899 )

    Lowest maximum:  16.6 24th ( Record 9.6 in 1964 )


    Highest minimum:  18.9 3rd ( Record  24.7. in 1912 )

    Lowest minimum:  8.6 23rd,28th ( Record 3.4 in 1980 )

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

    Hedon, East Yorkshire.


    February 2014


    Warmest Max: 13.3°C (on 23/02/14)Coldest Max: 5.5°C (on 11/02/14) - Highest On RecordWarmest Min: 7.8°C (on 23/02/14)Coldest Min: -0.8°C (on 28/02/14)


    Average Max: 9.4°C (+2.2°C Above 1981-2010 Average)Average Min: 3.8°C (+1.6°C Above 1981-2010 Average)Overall Average: 6.6°C (+1.9°C Above 1981-2010 Average)


    Rain: 45.8mm (108% Of Normal)Wettest Day: 11th (9.6mm)Sunshine: 98 hours (123% Of Normal)


    Air Frosts: 1Sleet/Snow Falling: 0 daysSnow lying at 0900: 0 daysDry Days: 11Wet Days: 17Days With Rain >1.0mm: 11Days With Rain >10mm: 0Thunder Days: 0Days With Fog: 2


    The joint mildest February since 2002. The month was completely snowless for the first time in 27 years of snowfall records. It also marked the end of the first snowless winter on record. The month continued the trend of the winter of seeing close to average rainfall and above average sunshine. Indeed, it was the sunniest February since 2008. Nevertheless, the month was still very unsettled with frequent wind and rain. The highest gust of 53mph seen on the 12th was the highest recorded at this site since I got my Davis. The mean sea level pressure was 992.9hPa, a new record low. Winds were consistently within 90 degrees of south meaning it was mild almost without fail. Despite this, there was a marked difference between the first and second halves of the month. The first half had a mean of 5.9C and 36.8mm of rain, but the second half was much milder and drier with a mean of 7.4C and a total of just 9.0mm of rain.


    Overall another very disappointing month for winter weather, finishing off a completely snowless winter, but still containing some interesting weather.


    Winter 2013/14


    Warmest Max: 14.0°C (on 16/12/13)Coldest Max: 4.8°C (on 06/12/13)Warmest Min: 8.9°C (on 06/01/14)Coldest Min: -2.1°C (on 21/01/14)


    Average Max: 8.9°C (+2.0°C Above 1981-2010 Average)Average Min: 3.6°C (+1.1°C Above 1981-2010 Average)Overall Average: 6.2°C (+1.5°C Above 1981-2010 Average)


    Rain: 151.6mm (94% Of Normal)Wettest Day: 08/01/14 (9.6mm)Sunshine: 242 hours (128% Of Normal)Max Gust: 53mph (on 12/02/14)Mean SLP: 999.9hPa


    Air Frosts: 5Sleet/Snow Falling: 0 daysSnow lying at 0900: 0 daysDry Days: 22Wet Days: 68Days With Rain >1.0mm: 38Days With Rain >10mm: 0Thunder Days: 2Days With Fog: 4

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  • Location: Reading
  • Location: Reading

    My statistics for central Reading in February 2014:Average maximum: 10.2Average minimum:3.8Average for month: 7.0Highest maximum: 19.1 (Feb 20)Lowest maximum: 7.2 (13)Highest minimum: 8.7 (23)Lowest minimum: 0.1 (16)Air frosts: none

    Sleet/snow: noneRainfall: no data available for this site; Reading University shows around 140mm for the month, which is around 350% of average, so a very wet month again.  The only 24 hour period with no rainfall was on the 16th.


    A continuation of more of the same here - very mild and exceptionally wet, with frequent depressions bringing a the rainfall total similar to January's.  Another month with an exceptionally large number of wet days - 1.0mm or more was recorded on 24 days out of 28.  A further notable statistic was the lack of any air frosts, exceptional considering that February is the month of the year with on average the coldest night time minima.

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  • Location: Reading
  • Location: Reading

    ...the maximum on 20 February here was 13.8, not as shown.  As you probably guessed, it wasn't my thermometer that suffered a hiccup, it was my typing Posted Image.   When I get time I hope to put up a short summary of the winter statistics here in Reading.

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