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 2016

A ridge of high pressure on the 29th led to mostly settled conditions, with widespread early misty conditions. Some rain affected N and W Scotland and NW Ireland during the day but the high pressure meant that the front bringing this gave only cloudy skies further S. Much of England, away from the coasts, had a largely sunny day. (Hurn 25.1C,Lerwick 14.4C maximum, Katesbridge 3.1C minimum, Baltasound 5.4 mm, St. Athan 12.4 h.)

High pressure brought a flow of warm air from the S into the UK on the 30th. There were misty conditions before dawn across S England in particular. Later in the day an area of rain spread into W Scotland and W Ireland. It was a very warm day in the SE corner of England. (Gravesend 27.2C, Fair Isle 14.5C maximum, Santon Downham 5.9C minimum, Harris Quidnish 8.8 mm, Shoeburyness 13.0 h.)

Overnight into the 31st rain was widespread across Ireland, W Scotland and some W areas of England and Wales, spreading into N England by mid-morning. This was followed by showery condition in a W'ly flow. There were a few fog patches in southern England before dawn before a thinning band of rain moved SE'wards across England and Wales; falls in many places amounted to very little, however. (Weybourne 25.5C, Dalwhinnie 14.3C maximum, South Newington 6.8C minimum, Achnagart 19.6 mm, Jersey 12.4 h.)


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Last updated 7 September 2016.