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 2018

Many areas close to the North Sea were relatively cool and cloudy on the 29th - elsewhere it was a sunny day with many W areas recording 15-16 h of bright sunshine. It was again hot in many areas, exceptionally hot over parts of Northern Ireland, NW England and N Wales. (Porthmadog 32.5C, Fair Isle 12.4C maximum, Ravensworth 4.9C minimum, Herstmonceux less than 1 mm, Morecambe 16.1 h.)

Early morning cloud that had spread W'wards overnight into the UK from the North Sea30th cleared quickly in most areas to give another widely sunny and warm day. Places close to the North Sea were again cooler, however, due to the onshore flow. A recent lack of rain meant that firefighters were tacking two major grassland fires in NW England, one close to Saddleworth and another on Winter Hill in Lancashire, which has a television transmission mast that broadcasts signals to millions of people; the latter fire merged with a fire around Scout Road to the south. (Otterbourne Water Works 29.5C, Fair Isle 13.2C maximum, Redesdale Camp 4.9C minimum, Manston less than 1 mm, Morecambe 16.6 h.)


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Last updated 4 July 2018.