Nature Notes July 2021

Total monthly rainfall: 132.5 millimetres. Maximum daily rainfall: 72 millimetres (26th July).

There were 16 days when measurable rain fell, and 50 mm of the rain recorded on the morning of the 26th fell in two and three quarters of an hour on the afternoon of July 25th, accompanied by a thunderstorm and sleet. There was 100% cloud cover for at least part of 16 days.

Maximum temperature on the warmest day was 29°C on July 21st, and there were 5 days on or above 25°C. Maximum temperature on the coldest day was 16C on the 10th, and there were 4 days below 20°C.

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Nature Notes June 2021

Total monthly rainfall: 121.5 millimetres   Maximum daily rainfall: 29 millimetres (17th June).

There were 13 days with no measurable rain, and it remained dry from June 6th to the 16th. There were 14 days with 100% cloud-cover for at least part of the day.

Maximum temperature on the warmest days was 25°C on the 1st and 13th. Maximum temperature on the coldest day was 14°C on June 21st. Unusually, there were no days when the wind-strength rose above Force 4 on the Beaufort Wind Scale.

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Nature Notes May 2021

Total monthly rainfall: 98 millimetres.  Maximum daily rainfall: 16 millimetres on 16th May.

There were 19 days when measurable rain fell, and 17days of full cloud cover for at least part of the day. There was also an excessively high tree-pollen count from the oak, hornbeam and willow trees for much of the month.

Maximum temperature on the warmest days was 22°C on the 9th and 31st. Maximum temperature on the coldest days was 13°C on the 1st, 5th, 8th, and 14th.

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Nature Notes April 2021

Total monthly rainfall: 3.5 millimetres, maximum daily rainfall: 3 millimetres (11th April).

Rain fell on two days of the month and there were 11 days with 100% cloud cover for at least part of the day.

Maximum temperature on the warmest days was 16°C on the 20th and 24th. Maximum temperature on the coldest day was 8°C on the 7th April.

Winds blew from a north-easterly or north-westerly direction for 24 days of the month, and there were 7 days when we had an overnight grass frost and a further 6 with a strong wind-chill.

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Nature Notes March 2021

Total monthly rainfall: 55.5 millimetres. Maximum daily rainfall: 18 millimetres (4th March).

Rain fell on eleven days of the month, and there were 20 days with 100% cloud cover for at least part of the day.

Maximum temperature on the warmest days was 23°C on March 30th and 31st. Maximum temperature on the coldest days was 7°C on 4th and 5th March. An unpleasant wind-chill occurred on the five days from the 7th to 12th March.

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