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January 2019

Post by Admin1 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:18 pm

Please add your January 2019 reports here

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Re: January 2019

Post by Paul C » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:31 pm

January 2019 - The most notable item for January was the record high pressure on the 2nd with 1046.4mb, not far away from the all time Cumbrian high, certainly a record for me. It was also a very dry month with just 43% of normal rainfall, the driest on record . Mean temperatures were lower than normal by -0.8c, lowest since 2011 and the 4th coldest on record. However apart from the last few days snow was limited and just 0.5cm fell on the 29th. The promised SSW Sudden Stratospheric Warming, failed in my view to deliver any prolonged and snowy weather, of course others in the country may disagree. But away from high ground large parts of Cumbria have not seen any lying snowfall this year of any great depth above 1cm.

Mean Max 5.7c (-0.8c)
Mean Min 0.8c (-0.8c)
Mean 3.3c (-0.8c

Highest Max 10.8c - 6th and 7th
Lowest Max 1.5c - 31st
Lowest Min -5.0c - 31st
Highest Min 7.7c - 26th
Grass Min -9.6c - 31st

Rainfall Total 38.5mm or just 43%
Wettest Day 10.3mm on the 26th

AF - 14
GF - 19

Max Gust 44.1mph 7th
Mean Wind Speed 7.1mph
Wind Run 46.16.7nm

Dominant Wind Direction West - 13 days

Fog 3
Hail nil
Gail Nil
Sleet or snow falling 3
Snow lying at 0900hrs 3 (just)

Pressure
High 1046.4mb, record high
Low 982.1mb

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Re: January 2019

Post by darrog » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:42 am

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At the Met' Office site at Newton Rigg, rainfall of 40.4 mm (39.8%) was also the driest since 2010 and in a series back to 1900 January has been drier in 16 years and wetter in 103.

A mean temperature of 3.15°c is the coldest since 2013, is 0.15°c below the average for 1981-2010 and in a series back to 1952, January has been warmer on 34 occasions and colder in 33 years.
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Re: January 2019

Post by darrog » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:45 am

MM - parish Mag report

Monthly Summary - January 2019
Notably dry and slightly cooler than average - a quiet month but which finished cold and wintry
In an otherwise uneventful month, January was notably much drier than average.
Indeed the first half of the month was very dry with just 2.7 mm of rain and it was only a few 'heavier' falls in the final week that prevented it from finishing exceptionally dry.
High pressure was dominant during the first half of the month, remaining above 1030 MB up to the 11th and was at its highest, 1046.6 Mb, on the 2nd, this being the highest yet recorded at this site.
Pressure fell and remained low from the 26th in which time we had three relatively wet days, but despite the low pressure the pressure gradient then slackened and with an airflow of Arctic origins, winter finally and belatedly, commenced.
However, despite the dryness of the month it was often dull, the high pressure trapping in an anti-cyclonic gloom, but then the high pressure ensured that it was a calm month and with a mean wind speed of just 5.42 Mph this was the calmest January in my records.
The frosts at the month's end were keen and with low day-time temperatures the little bit of snow that fell early on the 29th was still laying on the ground in February!
MSLP of 1017.6 Mb was +5.5 Mb above the local average for the month and overall a mean minimum of 0.03°c and a mean maximum of 5.65°c saw the temperature 0.4°c below the ten year average for this site.
It was the coldest since 2011 and of the eleven now recorded, two have been colder and eight warmer.
The highest maximum temperature recorded was 11.0°c (7th), the lowest minimum -8.1°c (17.4° f) (31st) with a ground frost of -10.6°c.
Rainfall of 39.3 mm (Crosby Ravensworth School 43.9 mm) was 26.3% of average for 2008-18, making it the driest since 2010 and the second driest of the twelve recorded.
During the month, the following was recorded:
Air Frosts on 14 days
Ground Frosts on 20 days -- both being virtually average for the month.

Snow fell on five days (22nd, 23rd + 28-30th)
Snow was laying on the ground (to a depth of least 1 cm at 0900 GMT) on three days.
Fog (at 0900GMT) was recorded on two days (23rd and 29th).
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Re: January 2019

Post by rjd1000 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:59 pm

Mean Max 5.9c

Mean Min 1.2c

Mean 3.5c (0.4c below average)

High 10.1c (7th)

Low -4.3c (23rd)


Rainfall 71.8mm (72%)

Air Frost 13

Snow falling 3

Snow lying 2

Sunshine 61.7 hours

Wind Speed 5.3mph

Gust 40.0mph (21st)

colder than 2013, but not 2011

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Re: January 2019

Post by Carl M » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:08 pm

Coldest since 2011.

Max mean 6.2c
Min mean 0.5c
Mean 3.3c (-0.7)

Highest max 10.8c 7th
Lowest max 0.3c 23rd
Lowest min -4.4c 23rd
Highest min 8.0c 26th
Lowest GF -10.0c 23rd

Rainfall Total 40.0 46%

0.2 13
1.0 6

AF 16
GF 23
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Re: January 2019

Post by David Johnson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:38 pm

Typically for my location in county, wetter than other areas.
Rainfall on 15 days in the month. 2nd to 9th dry.
Total 120mm

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Re: January 2019

Post by Anne » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:39 pm

January was colder than usual with an average maximum temperature of 6.4C, the lowest since 2013. There were only four days with a temperature above 10C. The mildest day was the 7th with a high of 11.4C. There were 15 air frosts during the month, the greatest number since 2011. The coldest night was the 31st with a minimum of -6C.

The total rainfall for January was 42.4mm which is only half the normal expected in January. There were two wet days which accounted for a large proportion of the rain; the 26th had 10.8mm and the 29th had 14.8mm, without which January would have been very dry indeed. It was the 6th driest January I have recorded in Scotby and the driest since 2010. There was no snow in Scotby during the month.
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