April 2019

Total monthly rainfall was 22.8 mm with a  maximum daily rainfall of 6 mm on 9th April. There were 10 days when measurable rainfall occurred, and 13 days when cloud-cover was 100% for at least part of the day. Rainfall was much lower than daily forecasts suggested because most of the showers avoided our area. Maximum temperature reached 23°C on April 21st amid a warm spell between the 18th and 23rd, and only reached 10°C on the 9th and 14th. A strong wind-chill was present during this latter period, and returned again between the 25th and 28th.

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Nature Notes March 2019

Total monthly rainfall was 45.5 mm with a maximum daily rainfall of 11 mm on March 10th. The rainfall during the month was rather moderate, which is not unusual at this time of year. There was no measurable rain at all from the 20th to 31st. Maximum temperature on the warmest day was 18°C on March 30th, while on the coldest it was 8°C on March 12th. There were light frosts from the 26th to 29th of the month.

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Nature Notes January 2019

The total monthly rainfall for January was 27 mm with a maximum daily rainfall of 6.5 mm on the 27th. Altogether there were 11 days when measurable rain fell during the month, and 16 days when cloud-cover reached 100% during some part of the day.  On the 24th there was a mixture of drizzle and snow which failed to settle, and overnight on the 30th/31st there was a snow covering of about one centimetre.

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Nature Notes December 2018

Total monthly rainfall was 121 millimetres with a maximum daily rainfall: 12 mm (20th December). Measurable rain fell on 20 days of the year, and there were 17 days with 100% cloud cover for at least part of the day. Total rainfall for the year ended above-average at 867.5 mm. Maximum temperature on the warmest day was 13°C on December 2nd, 3rd, and 22nd, while maximum temperature on the coldest day was 3°C on the 14th and 15th. Varying degrees of frost occurred from the 11th to the 17th and on the 25th.

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