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, December 2014

MSL pressure remained high in the S on the 30th (1040 mb in coastal parts of Cent S England at 1200 GMT). Mist and fog was widespread across many parts of England before dawn and there was a widespread air frost in England, Wales and E Scotland. Some rain and drizzle fell overnight in parts of W and Cent Scotland and it was a rather cloudy day in N Scotland and in W Ireland. Elsewhere most places had a dry and sunny day. (Achnagart 10.6c, Cranwell 2.0C maximum, Benson -7.5C minimum, Lusa 5.0 mm, Bude 7.0 h.)

There was another widespread air frost in England on the 31st, away from extreme N and W areas, although in SW Ireland overnight minima were closer to 10C. Mist and fog in the frosty area cleared during the late morning in most places by when frontal rain had spread E into NW England and much of Ireland and W and Cent Scotland. The rain made further progress E in the afternoon and evening, although it remained dry in SE England and adjacent counties. (Kinlochewe 12.4C, Fylingdales 3.9C maximum, South Farnborough -6.7C minimum, Achnagart 29.2 mm, Wittering 5.8 h.)


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Last updated 16 January 2015.