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Summer 2017
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Author:  wmb [ Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:42 am ]
Post subject:  Summer 2017

Mean max 18.2c -1.3c
Mean min 12.2c +0.6c
Mean 15.2c +0.4c
Rain 290.2mm 126%

Wettest summer since 2012.

Author:  Carl M [ Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Summer 2017

Mean max 18.8c (-0.7)
Mean min 11.2c (+0.6)
Mean 15.0c (+0.0)

Rainfall 348.4mm 150%

Author:  rjd1000 [ Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Summer 2017

mean max 17.9c (-0.6c)

mean min 11.1c (+0.3c)

mean 14.5c (-0.2c)

rainfall 439.9mm (171%)

one of the very few summers to breach 400mm. joins 2012, 2009 and then the other historical horrors i suspect like 1954, 1912 etc

Author:  Anne [ Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Summer 2017

The summer of 2017 (June, July and August) has been the second wettest summer I have recorded in Scotby since 1987 with a total of 390.6mm. Still quite a long way short of the dreadful summer of 2012 which had 490mm!

Author:  Paul C [ Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Summer 2017


Mean Max 17.7c (-1.1c)
Mean Min 11.3c (+0.6c)
Mean 14.5c ( -0.2c)

Rainfall 330.5mm or 134% ( wettest summer since 2012) 3rd wettest overall 1999-2017

Sunshine 365.1hrs or 70%, dullest Summer on record ( I dont think think this will be appearing on the Met office site any time soon !! ) 2005-2017

Author:  darrog [ Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Summer 2017

But it’s meant to be Summer
The exasperated cry of ‘But it’s meant to be summer’ is usually heard at weekends during June, July and August when it is raining and especially during the six week school holidays when it is either wet, cool and there’s no sun to be seen and the temperature isn’t at least 25°c!
A poor summer could be made slightly more bearable if your 1-2 week holiday was good and you ‘could have been on the beach every day’ instead of it being a case of ‘didn’t let it stop us getting out and doing things’.
And over the summer I have often heard the words ‘poor’ and ‘disappointing’ used rather a lot as well and have been asked ‘how does this summer compare to average?’
My usual answer is that the reality very rarely matches the expectation!
But how has this summer compared to the average?
Here at Maulds Meaburn, summer has had 332.2 mm of rain (Crosby Ravensworth 348.8 mm) making it the wettest since 2012 and of the eleven now recorded, 7 have been drier and 3 have been wetter.
That 332.2 mm represented 112.9% of the rainfall for those previous ten summers.
A mean temperature of 14.16°c is the coldest since 2015 and of the nine summers now recorded, four have been warmer and four colder.
That 14.16°c makes the summer of 2017 some 0.1°c warmer than the average of those previous eight.
However, it is somewhat depressing to realise that only twelve days during the three months of summer attained 20°c, with just ten managing the old standard of 70°f (21.1°c), by far the lowest total yet recorded at this site.
Locally, Newton Rigg is the best site by which to draw a comparison and its rainfall totalled 303.6 mm with a mean temperature of 13.9°c.
In comparison to the 1981-2010 averages this represented 152.6% of summer rainfall and it was 0.3°c colder than average.
In a series back to 1900 (3 years of incomplete data), this was the 12th wettest and in a complete series back to 1957, 30 have been warmer, 28 have been colder, with 2 having the same mean temperature.
The lack of warm days though was noticeable and whilst the mean minimum temperature was actually above average, the mean maximum temperature of 17.7°c was 0.9°c below average at Newton Rigg.
Sunshine totals in the county were generally marginally below average in the south and east falling away to as low as 70% of average in the west and north.

Of the rainfall totals at other local sites, all recorded above average totals, varying from 112.4% at Haresceugh Castle upto 177.1% (266.6 mm) at, of all places, Kirkby Thore.

As for the 13 weekends during the course of the summer, seven would be described as ‘reasonable to good’, three would be classed as ‘poor to bad’ and the remaining three, which all came in August, as ‘one good day, one bad day’.

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