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.)

Current significant weather maps NEW

00 GMT, 03 GMT, 06 GMT, 09 GMT, 12 GMT, 15 GMT, 18 GMT, 21 GMT.

Current temperature maps NEW

00 GMT, 03 GMT, 06 GMT, 09 GMT, 12 GMT, 15 GMT, 18 GMT, 21 GMT.


British Isles weather, July 2015

The surface flow continued to be generally N'ly on the 29th with another cool day as a result. Troughs and fronts gave some spells of rain and showers at times, heavy in places - although S parts of Ireland and England were largely dry. Most places were rather cloudy with sunny periods, although SW Ireland had unbroken sunshine for long periods. IIt was a cool day in N and Cent Scotland. (Frittenden 21.0C, Cassley 11.6C maximum, South Newington 5.7C minimum, Lentran 13.6 mm, Cork Airport 12.3 h.)

A weak ridge of high pressure gave a mostly dry day across S parts of Ireland, Wales and England on the 30th although further N conditions were showery in places overnight. These showers became less frequent (except in East Anglia) during the day although advancing frontal cloud brought some rain to W Scotland into the evening. (Gravesend 20.6C, Fair Isle 11.3C maximum, Yeovilton 5.0C minimum, Santon Downham 8.8 mm, Guernsey Airport 14.3 h.)

There was a slight ground frost in parts of S and Cent England and Wales on the 31st under clear skies, with some sites recording record low July air temperatures. In Reading, 5.0C was the second lowest July temperature in over 100 years. New record lows were set at Alice Holt Lodge (3.5C; previously 3.9C in 64-year record), Keele (5.0C; 5.2C in 63 years) and Pershore (2.7C; 3.0C in 36 years). Overnight, rain and drizzle affected W parts of Ireland and Scotland - later affecting E Scotland, N Wales and N England at times during the day. These wet areas were rather cloudy with the best of the sunshine occurring in S England. (Northolt 23.2C, Killylane 12.5C maximum, Sennybridge 0.9C minimum, Lusa 20.0 mm, Hurn 13.9 h.)


If you have a snippet of weather news that you feel merits inclusion, then please feel free to email it to me.


Last updated 4 August 2015.