Weather Snippits 2018

January 4th - At 16:08, a wind gust of 41 mph was recorded. This was the strongest gust since 50 mph was recorded on February 23rd 2017.

January 16th - The high solar energy reading of 388 w/m² at 11:44 was the highest since 390 w/m² was recorded on November 26th 2017 and the highest of 2018 so far.

January 18th - The high solar energy reading of 454 w/m² at 11:55 was the highest since 512 w/m² was recorded on November 5th 2017. At 04:39, a wind gust of 43 mph was recorded, the highest of 2018 so far.

January 20th - The maximum temperature of 2.0°C, recorded at 15:00, was the lowest daily maximum temperature since December 9th 2017 when the maximum temperature only reached 1.7°C.

January 23rd - The maximum temperature of 12.2°C, recorded at 14:08, was the highest temperature of 2018 and the highest since November 23rd 2017 when the maximum temperature reached 13.0°C.

January 24th - Between 08:00 and 08:50, the temperature fell from 12.3°C to 8.0°C, a fall of 4.3°C in 50 minutes. At 08:00, the temperature was 12.3°C, the highest temperature of 2018 so far. By 11:05, the temperature had fallen to 6.7°C. This was caused by a cold front passing over the area. This front brought a spell of torrential rain and high winds. At 07:33, a wind gust of 33 mph was recorded. At 08:02, a rain rate of 185.8 millimetres per hour was recorded.

January 26th - At 12:34, the U.V. Index registered 0.5. This is the first U.V. reading since November 23rd 2017.

January 28th - The maximum temperature of 13.1°C, recorded at 13:03, was the highest temperature of 2018 and the highest since November 22nd 2017 when the maximum temperature reached 14.5°C.

January 28th - The high solar energy reading of 504 w/m² at 13:00 was the highest of 2018 so far.

February 6th - The maximum temperature of 1.4°C recorded at 13:03 was the lowest daily maximum temperature since December 10th 2017 when the daily maximum was 0.5°C.

February 7th - The minimum temperature of -2.2°C, recorded at 08:00, is the lowest temperature of 2018 so far.

February 9th - The high solar energy reading of 527 w/m² at 12:43 was the highest of 2018 so far, and the highest since 536 w/m² was recorded on October 29th 2017.

February 11th - The high solar energy reading of 550 w/m² at 13:46 was the highest of 2018 so far, and the highest since 580 w/m² was recorded on October 25th 2017.

February 15th - The high solar energy reading of 559 w/m² at 11:37 was the highest of 2018 so far. At 13:00, the U.V. Index registered 0.8, the highest since 1.1 was recorded on October 29th 2017.

February 18th - At 12:09, the U.V. Index registered 0.9, the highest of 2018 so far.

February 20th - The high solar energy reading of 650 w/m² at 12:42 was the highest since 680 w/m² was recorded on October 13th 2017. At 13:00, the U.V. Index registered 1.0, the highest so far this year.

February 23rd - At 11:08, the U.V. Index registered 1.1, the highest since 1.2 was recorded on October 25th 2017.

February 25th - At 12:12, the U.V. Index registered 1.2, the highest since 1.4 was recorded on October 17th 2017. The high barometric pressure of 1032.5, recorded at 23:43, was the highest of 2018 so far.

February 26th - The high barometric pressure of 1033.6, recorded at 10:22, was the highest of 2018 so far.

February 27th - The minimum temperature of -4.7°C at 23:45 was the lowest since -5.4°C was recorded on 17th January 2013. The maximum temperature of 0.1°C was the lowest maximum since -0.1°C was recorded on 21st January 2013. The high solar energy reading of 761w/m² at 11:10 was the highest since 766 w/m² was recorded on October 2nd 2017.

February 28th - The minimum temperature of -6.3°C at 02:09 was the lowest since -7.2°C was recorded on February 11th 2012. The maximum temperature of -2.9°C was the lowest maximum temperature ever recorded here, beating the previous lowest of -2.8°C set on December 18th 2010.

March 1st - The minimum temperature of -6.1°C recorded at 00:56 was the lowest temperature ever recorded here in March. The maximum temperature of -2.1°C recorded at 23:00 was the lowest ever maximum temperature recorded in March. The daily average temperature was -3.8°C.

March 7th - At 13:07, the U.V. Index registered 1.3, the highest since 1.4 was recorded on October 17th 2017.

March 8th - The high solar energy reading of 775 w/m² at 13:16 was the highest since 789 w/m² was recorded on September 28th 2017

March 11th - The high solar energy reading of 868 w/m² at 13:01 was the highest since 909 w/m² was recorded on September 14th 2017. At 11:47, the U.V. Index registered 1.4, the highest since 1.5 was recorded on October 15th 2017.

March 14th - At 12:12, the U.V. Index registered 1.5, the highest since 1.8 was recorded on October 14th 2017.

March 17th - The high solar energy reading of 875 w/m² at 13:00 was the highest since 909 w/m² was recorded on September 14th 2017. At 12:14, the U.V. Index registered 1.8, the highest since 1.9 was recorded on October 9th 2017.

March 18th - At 11:52, the U.V. Index registered 1.9, the highest since 2.1 was recorded on October 6th 2017.

March 21st - At 12:23, the U.V. Index registered 2.0, the first reading of 2.0 in 2018.

March 25th - The high solar energy reading of 881 w/m² at 13:11 was the highest since 909 w/m² was recorded on September 14th 2017.

March 26th - At 13:36, the U.V. Index registered 2.1, the highest since 2.2 was recorded on October 5th 2017.

April 3rd - At 15:26, the maximum temperature reached 13.3°C, the highest temperature of 2018, and the highest temperature since 13.9°C was recorded on October 29th 2017.

April 5th - At 13:00, the U.V. Index registered 2.7. the highest since 2.8 was recorded on September 20th 2017.

April 6th - At 17:14, the maximum temperature reached 13.6°C, the highest temperature of 2018 so far.

April 14th - At 17:29, the maximum temperature reached 16.1°C, the highest temperature since 17.7°C was recorded on October 24th 2017. At 12:53, the U.V. Index registered 3.1, the highest since 3.2 was recorded on September 13th 2017. The high solar energy reading of 951 w/m² at 13:11 was the highest since 1044 w/m² was recorded on August 19th 2017.

April 16th - At 13:06, the U.V. Index registered 3.8, the highest since 4.1 was recorded on September 5th 2017. The high solar energy reading of 1020 w/m² at 12:52 was the highest in 2018 so far.

April 18th - At 17:20, the maximum temperature reached 21.7°C, the highest temperature since 24.6°C was recorded on August 28th 2017. At 13:08, the U.V. Index registered 4.0, the highest since 4.1 was recorded on September 5th 2017.

April 19th - At 18:36, the maximum temperature reached 24.8°C, the highest temperature since 25.0°C was recorded on July 17th 2017. This was the warmest April day ever recorded here, beating the previous highest of 24.4°C recorded on April 23rd 2011. At 13:08, the U.V. Index registered 4.0, equalling the highest of 2018 so far.

April 20th - At 13:00, the U.V. Index registered 4.1, the highest since 4.6 was recorded on September 4th 2017.

April 25th - At 11:46, the high solar energy reading of 1032 w/m² was the highest since 1044 w/m² was recorded on August 19th 2017.

May 1st - At 13:20, the U.V. Index registered 4.4, the highest of 2018 so far. At 13:21, the high solar energy reading of 1093 w/m² was the highest since 1095 w/m² was recorded on August 12th 2017.

May 2nd - At 12:43, the high solar energy reading of 1107 w/m² was the highest since 1130 w/m² was recorded on August 11th 2017.

May 6th - At 13:11, the U.V. Index registered 4.9, the highest since 5.0 was recorded on August 17th 2017.

May 7th - At 16:17, the maximum temperature reached 25.4°C, the highest temperature since 27.3°C was recorded on July 6th 2017. It was also the highest May temperature since 25.7°C was recorded on May 24th 2012.

May 9th - At 12:24, the U.V. Index registered 5.2, the highest since 5.7 was recorded on August 12th 2017.

May 13th - At 13:29, the high solar energy reading of 1121 w/m² was the highest since 1130 w/m² was recorded on August 11th 2017.

May 29th - At 12:32, the U.V. Index registered 5.5, the highest of 2018 so far. At 11:50, the high solar energy reading of 1139 w/m² was the highest since 1146 w/m² was recorded on August 4th 2017.

June 5th - At 15:00, the high solar energy reading of 1150 w/m² was the highest since 1160 w/m² was recorded on July 12th 2017.

June 9th - At 13:17, the U.V. Index registered 5.7, the highest since 5.9 was recorded on August 11th 2017.

June 10th - At 12:17, the U.V. Index registered 5.9, the highest since 6.4 was recorded on July 9th 2017.

June 14th - At 12:35, the U.V. Index registered 6.0, the highest of 2018 so far.

June 18th - At 11:40, the U.V. Index registered 6.2, the highest of 2018 so far.

June 19th - At 11:28, the U.V. Index registered 6.3, the highest of 2018 so far.

June 20th - At 13:23, the U.V. Index registered 7.1, the highest since 7.3 was recorded on July 1st 2017. At 14:11, the high solar energy reading of 1294 w/m² was the highest since 1320 w/m² was recorded on June 13th 2017.

June 25th - At 17:32, the temperature reached 27.8°C, the highest since 29.5°C was recorded on June 19th 2017.

July 1st - At 15:35, the temperature reached 27.0°C, the second highest temperature of the year, beaten only by the 27.8°C recorded on June 25th.

July 5th - At 15:11, the temperature reached 28.1°C, the highest temperature of the year and the highest since 29.5°C was recorded on June 19th 2017. This was also the 12th successive day with temperatures over 20°C and the 21st consecutive day without rainfall.

July 7th - This was the 23rd consecutive day without rainfall, equalling the record set between September 9th 2009 and October 1st 2009.

July 8th - The maximum temperature of 28.11°C, set at 15:36, was the highest of 2018, marginally better than the previous best of 28.06°C set on July 5th.

July 13th - After 28 dry days, the Selston Weather Station recorded its first measurable rain at 11:00.

July 23rd - At 16:10, the temperature reached 30.4°C, only the third time that a temperature in excess of 30°C has been recorded here. This was the second highest temperature ever here, beaten only by the 32.7°C recorded on July 1st 2015. This was the 30th consecutive day that the temperature has exceeded 20°C, easily beating the previous best run of 25 days between July 16th and August 9th 2014.

July 26th - At 17:35, the temperature reached 31.0°C, only the fourth time that a temperature in excess of 30°C has been recorded here. This was the second highest temperature ever here, beaten only by the 32.7°C recorded on July 1st 2015.

July 29th - The maximum temperature was only 19.5°C, recorded at 19:27. This ended a run of 35 consecutive days of above 20°C maximum temperatures, easily a record for here.

August 3rd - At 12:29, the U.V. Index registered 7.0, the second highest of the year, beaten only by the 7.1 recorded on June 20th.

August 23rd - 16.6 millimetres of rainfall was recorded, making it the second wettest day of 2018, beaten only by the 21.0 millimetres recorded on April 2nd.

September 19th - At 14:48, a wind gust of 39 mph was the highest wind gust since January 18th 2018 and the third highest of the year. This was also the second highest wind gust recorded in September, beaten only by the 39.1 mph recorded on September 12th 2011.

September 20th - 19.4 millimetres of rain was recorded, making it the second wettest day of 2018. Only April 2nd was wetter when 21.0 millimetres was recorded.

September 22nd - The maximum temperature, recorded at 14:02, was only 11.9°C making it the coldest day since May 2nd, when the maximum temperature was only 11.4°C. It was the coldest September day since 17th September 2013 when the temperature only reached 9.9°C.

September 24th - At 07:09, the temperature fell to 3.2°C, equalling the lowest ever September temperature here recorded on September 22nd 2012.

September 25th - At 00:42, the barometric pressure reached 1038.2 which is the highest pressure since 1043.2 was recorded on December 28th 2016.

October 12th - At 15:20, a wind gust of 42 mph was recorded, the second highest wind gust of 2018, beaten only by the 43 mph gust recorded on January 18th.

October 13th - The maximum temperature, recorded at 14:37 was 22.7°C. This was the highest October temperature since 25.6°C was recorded on October 3rd 2011, and the fourth highest October temperature here.

October 22nd - At 12:08, the barometric pressure reached 1037.4 millibars, the highest ever recorded here in October, beating the previous high of 1034.9 set in 2009.

October 29th - The minimum temperature, recorded at 07:08 was -0.7°C. This was the lowest October temperature ever recorded here, beating the previous lowest of -0.4°C set on October 25th 2010.

November 3rd - The solar radiation at 12:15 was 570 w/m², the highest ever recorded in November.