Nature Notes October 2021

Total monthly rainfall: 170 millimetres.  Maximum daily rainfall: 29.5 millimetres (3rd October).

There were 14 days when measurable rain fell, and 20 days when cloud-cover was 100% for at least part of the day.

Maximum temperature on the warmest day was 19C on the 9th October. Maximum temperature on the coldest day was 12C on October 21st. There were 24 days when the temperature reached 15C or above.

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Nature Notes September 2021

Total monthly rainfall: 24.5 millimetres.   Maximum daily rainfall: 10.5 millimetres (29th September).

There were 6 days when measurable rain fell, and 14 days when cloud-cover was 100% for at least part of the day.

Maximum temperature on the warmest day was 28C on September 8th. Maximum temperature on the coldest day was 15C on September 30th. There were 24 days when the maximum temperature was 20C or above.

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Nature Notes August 2021

Total monthly rainfall: 54 millimetres.   Maximum daily rainfall: 13.5 millimetres (2nd August).

There were 10 days when measurable rain fell, and 19 days when cloud-cover was 100% for at least part of the day.  Maximum temperature on the warmest days was 23C on August 15th and 25th. Maximum temperature on the coldest days was 18C on August 16th, 17th, and 19th.

The wind blew from a Northeast or northwest direction for 15 days of the month and was Force 5 or over for 12 days. These were unsuitable conditions for butterflies, moths, and dragonflies to put in an appearance at the height of summer.

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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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