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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    January 1984 was a zonal and sometimes stormy month, however there were quite a number of snowfalls during that month and it had a CET of 3.8C

    On the 1st of January, there were snow showers across Scotland but it was milder to the south.

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119840101.gif

    The milder weather moved into Scotland on the 2nd but the cold NWlies were back on the 3rd with frequent heavy snow showers to northern parts.

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119840104.gif

    The milder weather returned on the 5th and 6th as fronts moved through the UK followed by another colder interlude on the 7th and the 8th.

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    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00219840112.gif

    The 13th was a very stormy day and a number of people loss their lives in the gales

    The 14th and 15th were cold days with snow showers across Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England with drfiting over hills and maxima near freezing

    On the 16th, a vigorous low move through southern Scotland, to the south of low, there was wind and rain but to the north there were gales and heavy snowfalls

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119840117.gif

    Colder weather returned to all parts and a channel low brought snow and rain to southern parts

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    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00219840119.gif

    To the north, the severe frosts and snowfalls continued, Grantown-on-Spey in the Highlands recorded a minimum of -23.6C on the 20th. The next low brought heavy snowfalls and blizzards to the north where depths of snow were reaching 30cm+ in many places, in the south it was rain but snow showers did follow afterwards.

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    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119840125.gif

    The weather turn a little bit milder towards the end of the month

    Data for January 1984

    Coldest spell of the month: 19th-26th January: 0.7C

    Coldest CET daily minimum: -3.6 20th January

    Mildest CET daily maximum: 12.2 12th January

    Coldest CET daily maximum: 2.0 20th January

    Number of days with falling sleet/snow

    Heathrow: 8

    Cardiff: 12

    Plymouth: 6

    Birminghan: 12

    Manchester: 13

    Belfast: 22

    Glasgow: 20

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    Cumulatively, and perhaps rather surprisingly, January 1984 was the snowiest month here since I set up the station 30 years ago, just beating January 1979 and January 1986.

    There was one major fall of 32cm on the 23rd and six lesser falls during the month.

    Looking back at my records at a lower site which began in late 1963 I doubt very much if, here, there was any month from Dec' 1963 onwards to beat it.

    T.M

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    Even Lancaster had a fairly snowy month, with the snowfalls of the 21st-23rd rivalling those of 5-7 February 1996, and the snow stuck around for six days there; not a common occurrence.

    The North East was also heavily affected (15 days of lying snow at Durham).

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  • Location: Ossett, West Yorkshire
  • Location: Ossett, West Yorkshire

    January 1984 may have been colder than the zonal months we are getting nowadays and in recent years but the colder weather didn't kick in until the second half of the month. The first half saw fairly mild zonality with a couple of northerly topplers thrown in.

    CET Trackometer:

    01. 7.9

    02. 7.6

    03. 6.2

    04. 5.6

    05. 5.5

    06. 5.6

    07. 5.6

    08. 5.3

    09. 5.0

    10. 5.0

    11. 5.4

    12. 5.5

    13. 5.6

    14. 5.5

    15. 5.3

    16. 5.3

    17. 5.2

    18. 5.1

    19. 4.8

    20. 4.6

    21. 4.4

    22. 4.2

    23. 4.1

    24. 4.0

    25 3.8

    26. 3.8

    27. 3.8

    28. 3.8

    29. 3.9

    30. 3.9

    31. 3.8 (3.848)

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee

    There was a noticable dfference North to South with more PM air affecting Northern England and Scotland. The average temp for Jan 1984 in Scotland was 0.3C. However it wasn''t the temperature that made Jan 1984 so memorable but the depth and intensity of the snowfalls, particularly from mid month onwards and into early February.

    Kindrogan in Perthshire reported lying snow for 30 days in January and most northern areas had lying snow from the 13th. A memorable spell in a series of memorable winters.

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
    There was a noticable dfference North to South with more PM air affecting Northern England and Scotland. The average temp for Jan 1984 in Scotland was 0.3C. However it wasn''t the temperature that made Jan 1984 so memorable but the depth and intensity of the snowfalls, particularly from mid month onwards and into early February.

    Kindrogan in Perthshire reported lying snow for 30 days in January and most northern areas had lying snow from the 13th. A memorable spell in a series of memorable winters.

    I'd agree with that. Here, we were about on the 'balance point' between the persistently cold weather over the north and the milder weather to the south, with the extra altitude where I live tipping the balance in favour of snow rather than rain.

    The mean for the month was 1.6c, only 0.8c below the 1971-2000 mean but snow lay on 24 days and fell on 21. There were 22 nights with air frost and the total rainfall was just short of 200mm. Cumulatively it was the snowiest month since I began keeping records in 1963 although several others ( Jan' 1979 and 1985 for instance ) have run it very close.

    For variety and maintenance of interest throughout a whole month they don't get much better than Jan' 1984.

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