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JANUARY 2016 weather statistics

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the weather in Cantley, near Doncaster

 

A fairly mild month but with a coldish spell 17-21st giving a mean of 2.1C, also a wet month, the wettest January since 2008.

 

Mean=8.1 (5.6)

Avge Min=3.2 (2.7) Lowest overnight=-3.6(21) and warmest overnight=8.8 (24)

Avge Max= 9.6 (8.1) Highest daytime=14.3 (24), lowest daytime=2.6 (17)

 

Rainfall=56.4 mm the wettest January since 2008, with 12.6 mm on 7th being the wettest; 18 days with 0.2 mm or more and 14 with 1.0 mm or more.

2 days with snow falling but not covering the ground; 4 (11) air frosts and 11 (12) ground frosts. No thunder and 1 day with fog at 0900am (4)

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A mild and very wet month here, a cold blip a third of the way through.

Temp

High: 14.2°C - 31/1/2016
 Low: -5.1°C - 20/1/2016

Average came in at 7.63°C (my January average: 6.8°C)

Dew point

High: 13.6°C - 24/1/2016
 Low: -7.4°C - 20/1/2016

Humidity

High: 98% - 17/1/2016
 Low: 48% - 30/1/2016

Pressure

High: 1033.7hpa - 16/1/2016
 Low: 976.9hPa - 11/1/2016

Wind

Speed: 29.2mph - 27/1/2016
  Gust: 39.8mph - 26/1/2016

Rain

Days: 25 
High: 27.9mm - 27/1/2016
Total: 220mm

Frosts

3 days
 

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A mild month 1.3C above average. It was rainy but unexceptionally so at 129%. 

 

Max temp: 14.3C (24th)

Average max: 8.1C

Min temp: -4.6C (19th)

Average min: 2.5C

Average temp: 5.4C

Days of frost: 7

Total rain: 63.1mm

Days of above 1mm: 12

Days of above 5mm: 5

Days above 10mm: 0

Rainiest day: 9.5mm (11th)

Snow: 2-4cm (17th)

 

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My statistics for central Reading in January:

Average maximum: 9.1
Average minimum: 2.7
Average for month: 5.9

Highest maximum: 14.6 (24 January)
Lowest maximum: 3.5 (17)
Highest minimum: 9.5 (27)
Lowest minimum: -6.0 (20)

Air frosts: 6
Days with thunder heard: 0
Days with fog at 9am: 2

Days with falling snow: 1
Days with lying snow at 9am: 1

Rainfall: Reading University recorded 97mm for the month, which is 160% of average.
Sunshine: Reading University shows around 52 hours for the month, which is about 90% of average.

On average a wet, rather dull and slightly milder than average month, the third mild and dull month in a row but not as extreme as November and December in either respect.  Unsettled and generally mild early and late in the month with a clear cold spell in the middle producing the lowest temperature recorded here since February 2012, -6.0 on the 20th.  Flurries early on the 17th left just enough snow on the ground at 9am to count as a day with lying snow, but this rapidly turned to rain and disappeared by mid-morning.

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January - Hobart, Tasmania

This was the fifth month in a row to be warmer and drier than average. A record was set for highest mean minimum temperature for January (records began in 1882). Temperature anomalies ( below ) are 1981-2010 comparison.

Average maximum:  22.5 ( +0.3 )

Average minimum:  14.4 ( +1.8 ).................previous record 14.0 in 1981

Rainfall:  40mm ( average 48mm )

Rain days (+1mm ): 5/from 9

A significant rain event in Tasmania from the 28th-30th, as tropical moisture from the eastern seaboard fed into a near stationary area of low pressure which formed to the west, and then remained near stationary to the north- north east. A three day cumulative total in the order of 150-300mm in the north and east, tapering off to 30mm in Hobart in the south east. This was the bulk of the cities monthly total. A generally mild to warm and settled month to that point with no extreme heat days ( +35C ). Smoke haze at times from a high number of bushfires burning in western Tasmania, an area which has been spectacularly dry since the beginning of spring.

Extreme in daily temperature for January ( records since 1882 )

Highest maximum:  34.4......13th ( record 41.8 in 2013 )

Lowest maximum;  17.3........2nd ( record 11.1 in 1885 )

Highest minimum:  17.6.......29th ( record 23.4 in 2013 )

Lowest minimum:  9.8..........15th ( record 3.3 in 1902 )

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