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 2018

A weakening cold front crossed most areas on the 29th with high pressure developing from the W during the day. Rain overnight in W areas weakened as the front pushed E'wards bright or sunny day with a few showers. However, the rain did not clear from SE England until later in the day - it remained cloudy here throughout the day but it turned sunny in the W and n, especially over E Scotland. (Filton 21.7C, Fair Isle 13.9C maximum, Katesbridge 2.4C minimum, Manston 19.0 mm, Kinloss 11.3 h.)

There was a ground frost in parts of E Scotland and N England before dawn on the 30th. Under high pressure, many places were quite sunny, although it was fairly cloudy in the S England, S Ireland and the Channel Islands. There were a few showers over Scotland and W Ireland. (Frittenden 21.3C, Fair Isle 14.1C maximum, Eskdalemuir 1.1C minimum, Prestwick 3.8 mm, Leconfield 11.0 h.)

Pressure remained high in the E on the 31st and the day dawned with a ground frost in inland areas of E Scotland and NE England. It was a dull day in W Ireland but sunny elsewhere - some light rain and drizzle fell in parts of W Ireland later in the day as frontal cloud moved E'wards here. In SE England and East Anglia there were isolated showers during the day. (Hampton Water Works 22.7C, Fair Isle 13.5C maximum, Braemar -1.3C minimum, South Uist 1.4 mm, Lerwick 12.9 h.)


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Last updated 4 September 2018.