British Isles weather diary

British Isles weather diary

Recent temperature, rainfall and sunshine extremes over the British Isles (Note: figures in parentheses give an indication, from first reports, of the spread of daily max and min temperatures, min daytime temperatures (occasionally), rainfall and sunshine in the 24 hours ending 2100 GMT.)

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British Isles weather, September 2016

An area of low pressure close to N Scotland throughout the 27th brought frontal rainfall to many areas at times during the day, and also led to windy conditions across W and N areas of the British Isles - with gusts of 70 mph in exposed places in the N. Much of S and E England had a rather dully day - further W and N there were sunny spells. It was a warm day in parts of England with temperatures reaching 20C in places from Humberside to Kent. (Gravesend 21.9C, Loch Glascarnoch 12.6C maximum, Aboyne 3.1C minimum, Cassley 34.2 mm, Leuchars 6.7 h.)

Another depression on the 28th (MSL pressure down to 987 mb over N Shetland by 2400 GMT) led to another unsettled day with spells of rain, and windy conditions in the N. The day dawned misty across much of S and Cent areas of Ireland, Wales and England - and a very warm day followed across much of England with maximum temperatures reaching 21-25C in E areas from Durham S'wards. Overnight rainfall was largely confined to N Scotland - spreading to Ireland and most of Scotland during the day. Elsewhere, falls were smaller in amounts - with sunny intervals across most of England during the day as other areas remained largely dull. (Monks Wood 24.7C, Baltasound 11.0C maximum, Exeter Airport 7.2C minimum, Achnagart 52.8 mm, Wellesbourne 8.7 h.)

The extreme SE corner of England had a mild night into the 29th with minimum temperatures around 16-18C in places. A band of rain moved SE'wards during the morning, clearing SE England during the afternoon and followed by brighter - but showery - weather from the W. The windy conditions in the N gradually eased during the day, while SE England and east Anglia had another warm day. (Cavendish 20.4C, Loch Glascarnoch 9.5C maximum, Loch Glascarnoch 7.0C minimum, Cluanie Inn 53.0 mm, Boulmer 9.4 h.)

The 30th was a day with sunshine and some showers, in a fresh W'ly flow. After an early ground frost in parts of E Scotland, another widely mild day for the time of the year followed. (Gravesend 19.9C, Salsburgh 10.7C maximum, Aboyne 0.6C minimum, Glasgow 19.0 mm, Charterhall 8.8 h.)

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Last updated 14 October 2016.