Weather Report for 2019 by Month

January

January 2019 was average temperature at 3.8°C, drier than average (23.20 mm versus an average total of 44.42) and calmer than average (a wind run of 2667 miles versus an average of 3646).

If it wasn't for a record breaking cold spell in the final days of the month, January 2019 would have seen above average temperatures. A minimum temperature of -6.7°C recorded at 08:20 on the 31st was the lowest temperature since -7.2°C was recorded on February 11th 2012, and the lowest temperature ever recorded in January. The daytime maximum temperature of 0.4°C on the 31st was the lowest daytime maximum temperature since March 18th 2018 when the maximum was only -0.7°C. The maximum temperature in the month was 11.1°C recorded at 14:00 on the 7th. The average daily high temperature was 6.4°C, with the average daily low temperature being 1.2°C. The warmest day was the 13th with an average temperature of 8.7°C. The coldest day was the 31st with an average temperature of -2.5°C.

The high wind chill in the month was 10.6°C at 13:42 on the 6th, with the low wind chill being -6.7°C at 08:20 on the 31st. The monthly average wind chill was 2.7°C. The high dew point was 9.2°C at 10:59 on the 25th, with the low dew point being -7.7°C at 08:23 on the 31st. The monthly average dew point was 1.8°C. There was 22.17 hours of sunshine in the month, with the sunniest day being the 28th with 4.47 hours.

Rainfall in the month was 23.2 millimetres, recorded on 16 days. Only 2017 with 20.6 millimetres was a drier January. The monthly total was 17.8 millimetres below the month average. The wettest day was the 19th with 4.6 millimetres and the highest rain rate was 6.2 millimetres per hour recorded at 10:38 on the 16th. Measurable snow was recorded on three days and totalled 4 millimetres.The two millimetres on the 17th was the first snowfall since April 2nd 2018.

The highest barometric pressure of 1044.0 millibars at 10:50 on the 2nd was the highest ever recorded in January, and only 0.6 millibars below the highest ever, recorded on February 7th 2012. The lowest barometric pressure was 981.8 millibars at 00:14 on the 27th. The average pressure in the month was 1016.1 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 87%, a low for January. The lowest humidity was 60% at 15:47 on the 28th.

Winds were very light in January with the highest wind gust speed being 38 mph recorded at 05:21 on the 13th, slightly below the month average of 38.7 mph.The maximum wind speed was 18 mph at 05:24 on the 13th, 5.8 mph below the mean. The wind run was 2667.0 miles, well below the January average of 3646.2 miles. The average gust speed in the month was 5.3 mph, 2.1 mph below the mean. The average wind speed was 3.6 mph, 1.4 mph below the mean. The predominant direction was south westerly (232°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 12:14 on the 27th was 445 w/m², the highest since 496 w/m² was recorded on November 13th 2018. The average solar radiation for the month was 29 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 0.5 recorded at 13:00 on the 31st, the first time since November 19th 2018 that an Index was recorded.

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February

February was warmer than average (6.7°C versus an average of 4.0°C), drier than average (28.00 mm versus an average total of 35.71) and calmer than average (a wind run of 2751 miles versus an average of 3108).

An exceptional spell of warm weather in the second half of the month ensured that February 2019 was a record-breaker. The maximum temperature was 18.3°C at 14:44 on the 28th, beating the previous February high of 15.6°C set on February 23rd 2012. This was also the highest Winter temperature recorded here and also the February average of 6.7°C was the highest February average ever, beating the 6.0°C set in 2011. The mean temperature for February is only 4.3°C. The average daily high temperature was also a record at 10.8°C, previous best 8.3°C. The average low temperature was 3.0°C. The lowest temperature in the month was -4.4°C at 07:29 on the 3rd. The warmest day was the 21st with an average temperature of 10.8°C, while the coldest day was the 1st, with an average temperature of 0.3°C.

The monthly average wind chill was 5.6°C. The high dew point was 11.2°C at 12:36 on the 24th, and the low dew point was -6.0°C at 06:18 on the 3rd. There were 81.52 hours of sunshine in the month, with the sunniest day being the 26th with 7.05 hours.

Rainfall in the month was 28.0 millimetres on a total of 15 days. The wettest day was the 4th with 7.4 millimetres recorded and the highest rain rate was 6.8 millimetres per hour at 03:42 on the 4th. 51.2 millimetres of rain has been recorded in 2019 so far, 67% of what would normally be expected by the end of February. Measurable snow was recorded on the 1st of the month only and totalled 1.0 millimetre.

The highest barometric pressure of 1036.1 millibars was at 10:11 on the 25th, with the lowest being 985.4 millibars at 18:50 on the 8th. The average pressure in the month was 1016.9 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 85%. The lowest humidity was 38% at 14:17 on the 26th, a February low.

Winds were very light again with the highest wind gust speed being 40 mph recorded at 07:28 on the 9th, slightly below the month average of 38.8 mph and the highest since 42 mph was recorded on October 12th 2018.The maximum wind speed was 24 mph at 05:24 on the 13th, 0.3 mph below the mean. The wind run was 2750.9 miles, well below the February average of 3447.6 miles. The average gust speed in the month was 6.2 mph, 1.7 mph below the mean. The average wind speed was 4.1 mph, 1.0 mph below the mean. The predominant direction was south south westerly (197°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 11:35 on the 21st was 689 w/m², the highest since 772 w/m² was recorded on October 1st 2018. The average solar radiation for the month was 70 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 1.4 recorded at 12:00 on the 26th.

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March

March 2019 was warmer than average (7.4°C versus an average of 5.8°C), wetter than average (77.60 mm versus an average total of 40.56) and windier than average (a wind run of 4495 miles versus an average of 3112). March was a month of two distinct halves, the first 18 days being cold, damp and windy, with the final 13 days being milder and dry.

The highest temperature in the month was 29th at 15:43 when 16.2°C was recorded. The lowest temperature was 0.6°C recorded at 07:00 on the 10th. This is the highest March minimum ever recorded here. The average temperature in the month was 7.4°C, 1.4°C above the mean. The average daily high temperature was 10.9°C, mean 9.9°C, and the average daily low temperature was 3.9°C, mean 2.6°C. The warmest day was the 20th with an average temperature of 11.0°C, while the coldest day was the 10th with an average temperature of 3.1°C.

The monthly average wind chill was 5.8°C. The high dew point was 11.8°C at 13:12 on the 20th, with the low dew point being -1.1°C at 16:15 on the 10th. The monthly average dew point was 4.4°C. There were 120.3 hours of sunshine in the month, the sunniest day being the 29th when 8.88 hours was recorded.

Rainfall in the month totalled 77.6 millimetres, well above the average of 43.7 milliemtres. The year to date total of 128.8 millimetres is 106% of the expected March end total. The wettest day was the 6th with 17.6 millimetres, the wettest day since September 20th 2018 when 19.4 millimetres was recorded.. All the month's rainfall fell on the first 18 days. The highest rain rate occured at 18:33 on the 6th when a rate of 50 millimetres per hour was recorded. Measurable snow was recorded on the 10th of the month only and totalled 15.0 millimetres.

The highest barometric pressure of 1036.1 millibars was at 07:14 on the 28th, with the lowest being 979.4 millibars at 22:05 on the 3rd. The average pressure in the month was 1012.9 millibars. The highest humidity was 98% at 07:38 on the 21st, and the monthly average humidity was 82%. The lowest humidity was 49% at 16:00 on the 25th.

Winds were stronger than average in the month, with the highest wind gust speed being 44 mph recorded at 21:54 on the 3rd, well above the month average of 35.7 mph. This was the highest gust since 50 mph was recorded on February 23rd 2017. The maximum wind speed was 24 mph at 11:18 on the 15th, 2.2 mph above the mean. The wind run was 4495.3 miles, well above the March average of 3532.9 miles. The average gust speed in the month was 8.7 mph, 1.3 mph above the mean. The average wind speed was 6.2 mph, 1.5 mph above the mean. The predominant direction was south westerly (220°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 12:00 on the 24th was 907 w/m², the highest since 914 w/m² was recorded on September 21st 2018. The average solar radiation for the month was 106 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 2.8 recorded at 11:45 on the 19th, the highest since 2.9 was recorded on September 27th 2018.

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