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, August 2014

The low centred moved along the English Channel on the 26th, gradually filling. N and Cent parts of Scotland had an early ground frost and an air frost in places with some fog patches. Thereafter it was a very sunny day across Scotland, and warm in places here too. Rain and drizzle was widespread across England and Wales overnight - with some falls also in S Ireland; the extreme N of England was largely dry, though. During the day the N extent of the rain gradually moved S'wards, finally clearing S England in the evening. N parts of England and Ireland had sunny periods during the day, and some sunshine was recorded in SW England and S Ireland as skies cleared a little. (Bude 22.5C, Tredegar Bryn Bach Park 13.7C maximum, Aviemore -0.7C minimum, Filton 16.8 mm, Tiree 13.9 h.)

Overnight into the 27th it was generally dry across the British Isles with some mist and fog patches in Cent parts of England and E Scotland and with a ground frost in E Scotland. By dawn some light frontal rain was falling in SW England and this then spread to much of Ireland, Wales and W parts of England and SW Scotland by midnight. Much of Ireland and SW England had a dull day; N and Cent Scotland had long sunny spells while elsewhere a sunny morning gradually turned cloudy ahead of the rain. (Santon Downham 21.2C, Fair Isle 14.2C maximum, Tyndrum -0.6C minimum, Plymouth 15.8 mm, Kinloss 13.4 h.)


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Last updated 28 August 2014.