July 2018

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July 2018

Post by Anne » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:41 am

Another step along the road of the extraordinary summer of 2018, July did not produce quite such high temperatures as June but continued to be dry. The maximum temperatures during July achieved at least 20C on every day except two. The average maximum was 24C, very warm but not quite so warm as 2006 and 2013. The highest temperature was 30.3C on the 1st. Night time temperatures were generally between 10C and 12C, with only a few nights ‘too hot to sleep’ as on the 23rd with a low of 16.7C.

The total rainfall for July was 38.2mm, which is less than half of the average. In fact many recent Julys have been very wet with well over 100mm. At the beginning of the month the long dry spell which began on 21st June continued until 11th July, a total of 21 days with no rain at all. There were small amounts in the following weeks but no proper rain until the 27th when the hot weather finished with a spectacular lightening display, although no rain in Scotby until the following day. The wettest day was the 30th with a very welcome 12mm.

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Re: July 2018

Post by wmb » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:21 pm

Mean max 21.5c + 1.2c
Mean min 12.7c +0.3c
Mean 17.1c +0.8c
Rain 57.4 mm 78%

Warm and dry overall, warmest July since 2013.

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Re: July 2018

Post by rjd1000 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 am

Mean Max 22.0c

Mean Min 12.3c

Mean 17.1c

High 27.1c

Low 9.6c

Rainfall 47.6mm

Wettest day 16.5mm

Days rain >1mm 8

Wind Speed 4.4mph

Gust 40mph

Thunder 2

Warmest since 2013, driest i have recorded

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Re: July 2018

Post by Carl M » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:26 am

July - 3rd warmest and 3rd driest.

M.MAX: 22.6c (+2.4)
M.MIN: 12.0c (+0.6)
MEAN: 17.3c (+1.5)

H.MAX: 27.2c 27th
L.MAX: 17.3c 20th
L.MIN: 7.1c 6th
H.MIN: 16.4c 23rd

G.MIN: 2.9c 6th


TOTAL 39.5mm 51%

Most: 11.6mm 28th

0.2 10 -6
1.0 6 -6
5.0 4 -1
10.0 1 -1

Thunder 2
Drumburgh 7m AMSL (Solway Estuary)

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Re: July 2018

Post by Paul C » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:34 pm

The long dry spell continued from June into July, the ground by now became parches and grass turned brown. The first rainfall fell on the 13th but it wasnt until the 16th that any measurable rainfall fell. The drought was finally broken on the 27th when a large thunderstorm broke out during the early evening, depositing over 36mm in a very short period of time. Making the 27th the wettest day of the year. Overall rainfall was below average at 65%, take out the thunderstorm and the value would have been cut again to just a quarter or so. Mean temperatures were above normal but not as warm as other years. Sunshine hours again were well above normal at 136%

Mean Max 22.2c (+2.8c)
Mean Min 12.3c ( +0.9c)
Mean 17.2c (+1.8c)

Highest Max 28.8c - 27th
Lowest Max 16.5c - 20th
Lowest Min 8.4c - 11th
Highest Min 16.2c- 23rd
Grass Min 3.5c - 11th

Rainfall Total 61.5mm or 65.8%
Wettest Day 36.8mm 27th

Sunshine 216.4hrs or 136.7%
days with no sun - 1
Thunder 2
No snow,hail or gale

Dominant wind direction SW - 16days
max Gust 31mph 28th
Mean wind speed 5.4mph

Pressure Mean at 0900hrs 1016
High 1028.6mb 8th
Low 992.9mb 29th

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Re: July 2018

Post by David Johnson » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:53 pm

Summer continuing to be fairly dry.
One wet 24 hours with 38mm on July 29th.

Monthly total 68mm

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