Weather Statistics  –  Tideswell  –  February 2018

March 5, 2018 | Filed under: 2018, March 2018

Temperature

 

Mean daily maximum:                 3.8 (1.5 below average)

Mean daily minimum:                -1.1 (1.6 below average)

Mean temperature:                   1.3 (1.6 below average)

 

Highest daily maximum:              8.4 (19th, 20th)

Lowest daily maximum:              -4.2 (28th)

 

Lowest daily minimum:              -8.1 (28th)

Highest daily minimum:              3.5 (21st)

 

Lowest daily grass minimum:        -9.9 (28th)

 

Number of air frosts:               18

Number of ground frosts:            23

 

Days with max 5.0-9.9:              10

Days with max 0.0-4.9:              17

Days with max -5.0 to -0.1:          1

 

Frost duration:                   226.9 hours

 

Rainfall

 

Total fall:                        88.7 mm (93% of average)

Wettest day (0900-0900)            15.6 mm (10th)

Rain days (0.2 mm or more):         19

Wet days (1.0 mm or more):          13

 

Snow

 

Days with snow or sleet falling:    13

Days more than 50% cover at 0900:   11

Deepest at 0900:                    11cm

 

Sunshine

 

Total sunshine:                    61.3 hours (123% of average)

Sunniest day:                       7.5 hours (15th)

Days with no sun:                    6

 

Other phenomena

 

Days with thunder heard:             0

Days with hail:                      4

Days with fog at 0900:               1

 

Wind

Mean wind speed:                    7.6 mph

Maximum gust:                       45 mph (13th)

Days with gale:                      0

 

Remarks

A very cold month, second only to Feb 2010 in my 10-year record. Despite the cold it was a very sunny month and also rather dry and with near average snowfall. The maximum temperature of -4.2°on the 28thwas, by a considerable margin, the lowest daily max that I have recorded in February. The previous lowest was -0.7° on 3rd Feb 2009

 

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