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, September 2014

There was a misty start to the day in the S half of England on the 28th and it remained hazy here until late morning. In Scotland there was some rainfall in the extreme N overnight. Patchy cloud and sunny intervals affected all other areas during the day and it was a warm day in SE England. (Northolt 24.7C, Lerwick 12.9C maximum, Topcliffe 7.3C minimum, Stornoway 9.8 mm, Aberporth 8.3 h.)

Fog was thick in places early on the 29th across S England - but soon cleared although in places it remained rather misty or hazy all day. N and W Scotland in particular had some overnight rain, as did parts of Ireland. During the day showery rain moved NE across much of England and Wales, while it was Scotland that saw the best of the sunshine - although in the Northern Isles it remained rather dull with some rain and drizzle. Thunder was reported over SE Wales to the Midlands later in the day. Light rain and drizzle also affected N and W parts of Ireland later. (Coton-in-the-Elms 21.7C, Baltasound 12.4C maximum, Aboyne 3.7C minimum, Trawscoed 11.2 mm, Tiree 8.9 h.)

Much of England had patchy mist and fog to start the 30th - although this largely cleared by mid-morning. Showers fell across many parts of S England in the morning while a cold front brought outbreaks of rain into W parts of Ireland and Scotland by midday. This cloud and rain then moved slowly E'wards, although over much of England it remained warm with sunny spells with the front reaching E Scotland and Wales by midnight. (Northolt 23.0C, Lerwick 13.0C maximum, Altnaharra 5.0C, Scarborough 10.0 mm, St Helier 8.3 h.)


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Last updated 16 October 2014.