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Weather Report with Phil Thomas

May turns wet and cool

Posted on May 30 2017 at 3:20:10 0 comments


Alvechurch amateur weatherman Phil Thomas records the changes.

May continued the dry conditions at first, with only 1.8mm on the 1st, before further rain from the 11th onwards.

It then rained every day from the 11th to the 20th – giving a total of 57.2mm to the 21st. The 17th was a very wet day, with 22.2mm in daylight hours.

Temperatures were below normal in daytime due to increased cloud, which also meant fewer cold nights with less chance of frosts.

May 2017 (to the 21st)
Mean Max   15.5C   0.8 below average
Mean Min   7.4C   0.7 below average
Mean     11.4C   0.1 above average
Rainfall     57.2mm   103% of average
Sunshine 99.8 hrs 66% of average

April had been very dry up to the 30th, with only 2.1mm of rain from the 1st to the 14th – but nearly half the month’s rain (13mm) fell on the last day of the month.

It was warmer than normal once again, with temperatures reaching 21.1C on the 9th, the mean for the month being 9.0C – that’s 0.8c above the local mean.

April 2017
Mean Max 13.8C 1.0 above average
Mean Min   4.2C   0.6 above average
Mean     9.0C   0.8 above average
Rainfall   29.6mm 44% of average
Sunshine 153.2 hrs 130% of average

A trend towards high pressure over the UK should result in drier conditions and warmer daytime temperatures as May ends and June begins.

The outlook into the summer months is up for debate – if this high pressure moves to the east it will bring further wet unsettled weather back over the UK.

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