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, June 2014

The 28th brought a mostly N'ly flow behind a S'ward-moving cold front as it passed over S Ireland, wales and England. Both overnight and during the day there were scattered falls of rain across the British Isles but during the day the front gave the heaviest falls over parts of S England. There were heavy showers from mid-morning to near dusk over southern Britain; some were accompanied by thunder, especially during the late morning and early afternoon in a broad convergence zone from the southwest peninsula across Somerset, Wiltshire and Berkshire to Surrey, and also from Worcester to Norwich. A funnel cloud was seen from Shoreham at about 1800 GMT. A large area of N and Cent England had a rather dull day. (Frittenden 20.9C, Emley Moor 11.2C maximum, Tyndrum 3.4C minimum, Okehampton 31.8 mm, Aberporth 12.9 h.)

A weak flow from the N to NW persisted on the 29th with outbreaks of light rainfall in many places at times - especially in the E half of England and Scotland. There was an early ground frost under clear skies in parts of Cent Scotland, while most places had sunny spells during the day in between the spells of rain and showers. (Thorney Island 22.1C, Fair Isle 12.4C maximum, Tulloch Bridge 2.0C minimum, Hull East Park 18.2 mm, Tiree 15.5 h.)

During the 30th the surface flow became more SE'ly due to an area of low pressure to the SW of the British Isles. Overnight the showers in the E tended to die out although a little light rain affected parts of Scotland both overnight and during the day. A convergence zone edged slowly northeast across southeast England, bringing slow-moving and occasionally heavy showers from late morning to early evening. There was a solitary electrical discharge in northwest Surrey in the late afternoon. (Castlederg 22.7C, Fair Isle 12.6C maximum, Capel Curig 2.0C minimum, Wisley 27.0 mm, Magilligan 15.4 h.)


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Last updated 7 July 2014.