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 2017

Much of England and Wales had a cool and wet day on the 28th, with outbreaks of rain for much of the day. There were also falls in S Scotland overnight and across N and Cent Ireland at times during the day. It was a sunny day on Stornoway but most areas had persistent cloud cover - although there were sunny spells in E Scotland and SW Ireland. Low pressure centred over the North Sea close to Yorkshire led to a cool onshore breeze on many E coasts. (Achnagart 19.1C, Pateley Bridge Ravens Nest 9.6C maximum, Baltasound 8.0C minimum, Middle Wallop 58.8 mm, Stornoway 11.8 h.)

Away from parts of East Anglia and SE England, many areas on the 29th had outbreaks of rain at times overnight and during the day. Across much of the UK it was a cloudy day - although the Western Isles and parts of W Ireland had a little sunshine. Some persistent rain, gradually easing, moved NW'wards across Scotland and Northern Ireland during the day. (Manston 19.7C, Dalwhinnie 10.1C maximum, Kinlochewe 5.1 minimum, Chillingham Barns 62.2 mm, Guernsey Airport 5.3 h.)

With low pressure centred close to NE England on the 30th (999 mb over E Yorkshire at 0000 GMT) the day was generally cloudy and cool in N and E areas, with some outbreaks of rain. Parts of W Scotland and Ireland had the best of the sunshine and there were also some sunny periods across Cent S and SE England and S parts of East Anglia. (Gravesend 22.3C, Banagher Caugh Hill 11.0C maximum, Santon Downham 6.2C minimum, Scolton Country Park 26.2 mm, Cork Airport 10.7 h.)


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Last updated 3 July 2017.