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October 2017

A wet and windy month but still quite mild.  Average windspeed was 18.6mph which is above the normal for October (17.3mph).  There was only one day when the average windspeed was less than 10mph and gusts above 40mph were recorded on 19 days. The highest gust was 52mph and the predominant direction was South Westerly.  The average temperature was 10.2oC (norm 9.4oC) but it was wet (111.4mm) compared to a ten year average of 89.4mm.  The first half of the month was particularly wet.

September 2017

A very windy month with an average windspeed of 17.3mph which is well above the norm for September (14.6mph) and there were gusts above 40mph on 9 days.  The predominant direction was South Easterly though there was also about ten days of North Westerlies.   With all that wind it was also wetter than normal (81.6mm v 71.6mm) though not exceptionally so.  Temperatures were slightly above average at 12oC v  a norm of 11.7oC for the month.

 

August 2017

A fairly average August.  Rainfall at 61.2mm was about 10% less than normal (67.6mm); the average temperature 13.2oC was similar to the past two years and slightly above normal (12.9oC).  A high of 20.2oC was recorded on the 28th.  Windspeeds were higher (13.3mph) compared to a norm of 12.6mph, the highest gust being 42mph.  Gusts over 40mph were recorded on 4 days and the dominant wind direction was NW.

 

July 2017

A wetter than normal July ( 59 v 43.7mm) but much of this rain fell during the 20th when 20.6mm was recorded.  Temperatures were near average at 12.8oC and it was slightly breezier (12.7 v 11.9mph).   The highest gust was 48mph during a near gale on the 2nd and the dominant wind direction was WSW.

June 2017

A warmer wetter and windier month than usual for June. The average temperature was 11.6oC compared to a long term average of 10.8oC and a high of 18.3oC was recorded on the 15th.  Rainfall at 82.8mm was the highest recorded for June (average 46.5mm) and this was largely due to a 24hr period on the 6th and 7th when 39.2mm fell.  Windspeeds were also higher (13.9mph v 11.9mph with a gust of 48mph recorded on the 24th when there was a SW gale.  The dominant direction was WSW.

May 2017

A warm and dry month with winds just above average.  Half of the rain that fell (29.8mm) did so on just two days (20th and 22nd) and was well below normal (44mm).  It was the warmest May in ten years  (9.8oC versus a norm of 8.7oC with a high temperature of 16.8oC).  Windspeeds at 14.2mph were just above average (13.5mph); gusts of 44 and 46 mph were recorded about the middle of the month.  The dominant direction was SE.

April 2017

Another mild month, average temperature 6.9oC v a norm of 6.6oC although there was a touch of winter on the 24th when the day average was 2.8oC and we had snow which lay for a morning and then was gone.  A windy month, 18.8 mph on average v 15mph as the ten year average and the highest gust was 59mph on 25th.  Rainfall of 51.2mm was slightly higher than average (45mm).

 

 

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