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.