Weather Report for 2022 by Month

January

January 2022 was warmer than average (4.13°C versus an average of 3.92°C), drier than average (24.80 mm versus an average total of 46.70) and calmer than average (a wind run of 2345 miles versus an average of 3294)

January 2022 started on a very mild note with the temperature on the 1st reaching 13.8°C at 14:18, the warmest New Year's Day recorded here. This was the highest temperature in the month, with the lowest temperature being -3.2°C at 04:23 on the 6th. The average temperature for the month was 4.1°C, 0.2°C above the mean for the month.. The average daily high temperature was 7.6°C, 1.1°C above the mean, with the average daily low being 1.1°C, 0.3°C below the mean.

The warmest day was the 1st with an average temperaure of 12.1°C, while the coldest day was the 15th with an average temperature of 0.0°C. There were 10 frost days. The average wind chill was 3.2°C and the average dew point was 2.5°C. The maximum wind chill was 12.8°C at 14:14 on the 1st, with the lowest wind chill being -5.9°C at 07:35 on the 6th. The maximum dew point was 11.8°C at 14:12 on the 1st, with the lowest dew point being -4.3°C at 04:23 on the 6th.

Rainfall in the month was 24.8 millimetres recorded on 19 days. The wettest day was the 8th when 9.0 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate of 125.2 millimetres per hour was recorded at 06:10 on the 8th. Snow was recorded on 2 days and totalled 4.0 millimetres,

The highest barometric pressure of 1040.1 millibars was at 21:16 on the 12th. The lowest pressure was 989.4 millibars at 15:14 on the 8th. The average pressure in the month was 1022.7 millibars, a high for January. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 89%. The lowest humidity was 55% at 11:35 on the 31st.

Wind speeds were lower than average, with the highest wind gust speed of 34 mph being recorded at 12:13 on the 29th. This was the highest since 45 mph was recorded on August 25th 2020. The maximum wind speed was 17 mph at 12:20 on the 29th. The wind run was 2344.6 miles, 1128.8 miles below the January average. The average gust speed in the month was 4.6 mph, and the average wind speed was 3.2 mph. The predominant direction was westerly (270°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:08 on the 30th was 427 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 34 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 0.5 recorded at 13:00 on the 31st, the first time a reading above 0.0 has been recorded since November 20th 2021.

Monthly report for January 2022 (pdf)

February

February 2022 was warmer than average (6.32°C versus an average of 4.41), wetter than average (86.60 mm versus an average total of 43.93) and windier than average (a wind run of 4819 miles versus an average of 3298)

The month was the sixth successive month of above average temperatures. The average for the month was 6.3°C, 1.7°C above the mean, with the highest temperature being 13.4°C at 13:26 on the 16th. The lowest temperature was -0.3°C recorded at 06:37 on the 11th. The average daily high temperature was 9.3°C (1.9°C above the mean) and the average daily low temperature was 3.3°C (1.4°C above the mean).

The warmest day was the 16th with an average temperature of 10.7°C and the coolest day was the 19th with an average temperature of 2.3°C. There were only two frost days. The maximum wind chill was 11.7°C at 13:10 on the 16th, with the lowest wind chill being -3.5°C at 19:54 on the 18th. THe average wind chill was 4.2°C. The maximum dew point was 11.6°C at 15:00 on the 16th, with the lowest dew point being -1.6°C at 06:37 on the 11th.

Rainfall in the month was 86.6 millimetres recorded on 21 days. The wettest day was the 20th when 16.8 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate of 61.6 millimetres per hour was recorded at 16:02 on the 20th. No snow was recorded.

The highest barometric pressure of 1031.5 millibars was at 11:29 on the 11th. The lowest pressure was 975.0 millibars at 11:57 on the 18th. The average pressure in the month was 1010.5 millibars. The highest humidity was 99% and the monthly average humidity was 86%. The lowest humidity was 54% at 15:35 on the 27th.

Wind speeds were higher than average, with the highest wind gust speed of 44 mph being recorded at 17:02 on the 18th. This was the highest since 45 mph was recorded on August 25th 2020. The maximum wind speed was 21 mph at 16:22 on the 18th. The wind run was 4819.1 miles, 1149.6 miles above the average. The average gust speed in the month was 10.1 mph, and the average wind speed was 7.3 mph. The predominant direction was west-south-westerly (256°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 12:14 on the 22nd was 661 w/m². The average solar radiation for the month was 53 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 1.2 recorded at 12:00 on the 27th.

Monthly report for February 2022 (pdf)

March

March 2022 was warmer than average (7.47°C versus an average of 6.05), drier than average (31.40 mm versus an average total of 42.25) and calmer than average (a wind run of 3055 miles versus an average of 3306).

Spring arrived in Selston with average temperatures in the first third of the month followed by temperatures well above average in the second half of the month. Temperatures in the final week fell well below average.

The highest temperature in the month was 18.5°C at 14:00 on the 23rd, the highest temperature since 18.6°C was recorded on October 9th 2021. The lowest temperature was -0.4°C recorded on the 8th and the 31st. The monthly average temperature was 7.5°C, 1.3°C above the mean. The average daily high temperature was 11.9°C, 1.8°C above the mean and the average daily low temperature was 3.6°C, 0.9°C above the mean.

The warmest day was the 23rd with an average temperature of 11.5°C, while the coldest day was the 31st with an average of 1.9°C. The maximum wind chill was 18.5°C at 14:00 on the 23rd, with the lowest wind chill being -4.8°C at 04:22 on the 8th.The maximum dew point was 10.2°C at 14:04 on the 22nd, with the lowest dew point being -2.7°C at 17:33 on the 31st. The monthly average dew point was 4.3°C. There wera three frost days.

Rainfall in the month was 31.4 millimetres recorded on 15 days. The wettest day was the 16th when 11.2 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate of 7.4 millimetres per hour was recorded at 23:08 on the 3rd. Only 1.0 millimetres of snow was recorded on the 31st. There was 107% of the average yearly amount of rainfall recorded by the last day in the month.

The highest barometric pressure of 1043.1 millibars was at 23:16 on the 18th, the highest of 2022 so far. The lowest pressure was 997.2 millibars at 16:22 on the 11th. The average pressure in the month was 1021.2 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 82%. The lowest humidity was 32% at 14:23 on the 24th.

Wind speeds were lower than average, with the highest wind gust speed of 26 mph being recorded at 13:26 on the 11th. The maximum wind speed was 15 mph at 12:39 on the 20th. The wind run was 3054.6 miles, 449.2 miles below the average. The average gust speed in the month was 6.0 mph, and the average wind speed was 4.2 mph. The predominant direction was west-south-easterly (136°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:01 on the 31st was 939 w/m², the highest of 2022 so far.. The average solar radiation for the month was 113 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 2.5 recorded at 12:00 on the 25th, the highest since 3.1 was recorded on September 24th 2021.

Monthly report for March 2022 (pdf)

April

April 2022 was warmer than average (8.87°C versus an average of 8.49), drier than average (14.60 mm versus an average total of 32.48) and windier than average (a wind run of 2897 miles versus an average of 2725).

The highest temperature in April was 20.2°C, recorded at 16:29 on the 15th, the highest temperature since 22.6°C was recorded on September 25th 2021. The lowest temperature in the month was -1.8°C recorded at 05:37 on the 3rd. The average temperature was 8.9°C, 0.4°C above the monthly mean. The average daily high temperature was 13.7°C, 0.6°C above the mean, and the average daily low temperature was 4.5°C, 0.1°C above the mean.

The warmest day was the 15th with an average temperature of 14.5°C, and the coolest day was the 1st with an average temperature of 2.5°C. The maximum wind chill was 20.2°C recorded at 16:29 on the 15th, with the lowest wind chill being -1.8°C at 05:37 on the 3rd.. The maximum dew point was 13.4°C recorded at 15:30 on the 16th, with the minimum dew point being -2.8°C recorded at 05:37 on the 3rd. The monthly average dew point was 5.0°C. There were six frost days.

Rainfall in the month was 14.6 millimetres recorded on 10 days, well below the average of 31.6 millimetres. This was the fourth successive April of well below average rainfall. The wettest day was the 7th when 3.6 millimetres was recorded. The highest rain rate of 11.8 millimetres per hour was recorded at 12:53 on the 7th. No snow was recorded. There was 94% of the average yearly amount of rainfall recorded by the last day in the month.

The highest barometric pressure was 1032.8 millibars recorded at 11:02 on the 29th. The lowest barometric pressure was 975.8 millibars at 06:10 on the 7th, the lowest April pressure ever recorded here. The average pressure in the month was 1014.9 millibars. The highest humidity was 100% and the monthly average humidity was 78%. The lowest humidity was 41% at 17:00 on the 20th.

Wind speeds were around the average, with the highest wind gust speed of 31 mph being recorded at 00:16 on the 7th. The maximum wind speed was 19 mph at 02:22 on the 7th. The wind run was 2896.6 miles, 39.4 miles below the average. The average gust speed in the month was 6.0 mph, and the average wind speed was 4.2 mph. The predominant direction was south-south-easterly (168°).

The maximum high solar radiation recorded at 13:35 on the 19th was 1072 w/m², the highest since 15th August 2021 when 1076 w/m² was reached.. The average solar radiation for the month was 166 w/m². The highest U.V. Index was 4.3 recorded at 13:05 on the 30th, the highest since 4.4 was recorded on 20th August 2021.

Monthly report for April 2022 (pdf)