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┬árecorded 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 2018.

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.