December 2016

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December 2016

Post by Paul C » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:38 pm

Please add your reports here ( there is a separate one for Year 2016) and a fresh one ready for Jan 2017

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Re: December 2016

Post by Paul C » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:32 am

December 2017. Was the driest December since 2010 with just 48.4% of normal rainfall comp[ared with 215% this time last year. Nature does have a knack at restoring the balance. Means Temperatures were well above normal with the monthly mean running at +2.6c. Mean Pressure at 0900hrs was 1023mb and massive 13mb higher than normal. It was also the dullest December on record with just 9.9hrs of sunshine recorded.

Mean max 9.3c ( +2.4C)
Mean Min 4.3c ( +2.9c)
Mean 6.8c (+2.6c)

Highest Max 14.6c 7th
Lowest Max 5.0c 5th
Lowest Min -1.1c 5th
Highest Min 10.5c 8th
Grass Min -6.1c 5th

Rainfall 49.5mm or 48.4%
Wettest Day 11.4mm 23rd

Days with 0.2mm> 20
Days with 1.0mm> 8
Days with 5.0mm> 2

Air Frost 3
Grass Frost 10
Concrete 6

Dominate wind direction at 0900hrs SW 14 days
Highest Gust 47mph 24th
Mean wind Speed 9.7mph

Highest Pressure 1042.0mb 27th ( Near record)
Lowest Pressure 1002.0mb 23rd
Pressure at 0900hrs Mean 1023mb (record)

Snow very briefly on the morning of the 26th, apart from that nothing
Hail - 2
Thunder nil
Fog nil

Sunshine 9.9hrs record low
Sunniest 3.2hrs 4th
Days with no sun 20
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Re: December 2016

Post by wmb » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:57 am

Mean max 9.8c +2.6
Mean min 5.6c +3.4
Mean 7.7c +3.0
Rain 58.6mm 52%

Very mild and dry. Notably over 2c warmer than November.

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Re: December 2016

Post by Carl M » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:43 pm

Very mild and dry. 2nd mildest on record and 5th driest. Paul your Mean needs looking at.

M.MAX: 9.6c (+2.7)
M.MIN: 4.0c (+3.1)
MEAN: 6.8c (+2.9)

H.MAX: 13.8c 7th
L.MAX: 3.7c 5th
L.MIN: 0.7c 5th&6th
H.MIN: 10.4c 8th

G.MIN: -3.9 29th


TOTAL 51.9mm 51%

Most: 16.3 23rd

0.2 17 -2
1.0 10 -5
5.0 3 -5
10.0 1 -2

AF 4
GF 14
CF 5

Hail 2
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Re: December 2016

Post by Anne » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:55 pm

December was a very mild but dry month. The average maximum temperature was 9.5C, which is 2.5C above the 30 year average for Scotby. This year, December was 1.6C warmer than November’s average maximum. This was the equal second warmest December after 2015 (equal with 2013). The warmest day was the 7th which reached 15.7C, very close to the record breaking warmest day during December 2015. The lowest temperature was -4C on the 5th but there was only a total of 4 air frosts, which is quite low for December.

The total rainfall for December was 58mm, slightly more than half the December normal and the 5th driest December in Scotby. This total was a huge 200mm less than 2015! The month was fairly dry until the 21st when a week of wet and blustery weather set in. A dry few days brought us to New Year’s Eve which was the wettest day of the month with 11mm. There was no snow in Scotby this December.

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Re: December 2016

Post by rjd1000 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:03 pm

Mean Max 9.1c

Mean Min 4.6c

Mean 6.9c (2.9c above average)

High 13.0c

Low 0.0c

Rainfall 85.1mm (first December below 100mm for me (since feb 2011)

Snow 0

AF 0

Thunder 1

Av Wind speed 8.4mph

High Gust 53mph (23rd)

Sunshine 32 hours

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