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, January 2015

A cold front crossed all areas on the 26th - following a mild night with minimum temperatures around 9C in parts of S England. Mist in E England gave way to rain as the front arrived and the rain was followed by cooler air from the W, which gave falls of snow over high ground in parts of Wales, N England and Scotland - along with sunny periods. Showers turned thundery over SW Scotland and N Ireland. (Exeter Airport 11.9C, Dalwhinnie 3.3C maximum, Loch Glascarnoch 1.C minimum, Spadeadam 32.0 mm, Aldergrove 6.1 h.)

A weak ridge of high pressure affected S areas on the 27th before a weak front spread in W areas later. Most areas had a touch of overnight air frost which overnight across Scotland there were falls of rain and snow. Further light rain continued to falls across W and Cent Scotland during the day, but in the evening more general frontal rain and drizzle spread across Ireland and into Cent Scotland, W Wales and SW England. Although it was a dull day in W parts of Scotland and Ireland, elsewhere there were sunny intervals ahead of the later rain. (Plymouth 10.6C, Dalwhinnie 3.4C maximum, Hurn -3.5C minimum, Kinlochewe 10.2 mm, Wittering 8.8 h.)

The 28th was a dull day in all areas with rain or drizzle at times. In the evening the rain became heavier across Scotland and Ireland for a time before turning more showery from the W. At 2100 GMT, MSL pressure had fallen to 966.9 mb at South Uist Range. There was some snow over high ground in Scotland later in the day. (Hereford Credenhill 13.2C, Dalwhinnie 4.1C maximum, Manston 1.4C minimum, Tyndrum 31.0 mm, Morpeth Cockle Park 1.7 h.)


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Last updated 9 March 2015.